see me, hear me, heal me” The Lancet Oncology by Bob Holmes. Volume 18, Issue 3, P 296

"An Artistic Representation of Cancer" by Stephan Boissionneault, VUE Weekly. July 13, 2017.

"Canadian Artists Take on Cancer' Canadian Art, by Anne Pratt. February 8, 2017.

"Raising Awareness for Head and Neck Cancer" Alberta Primetime. January 16, 2017.

"Cancer patients make FLUX riveting" by Scott Hayes St. Albert Gazette. January 11, 2017.

"In your face" by Lesley Young, UAlberta News. January 5, 2017. 

"Head and neck cancer art exhibition unveils hidden experience" by Madeleine Cummings. The Edmonton Journal. January 4, 2017.

"Art meet science: new Flux exhibit explores life with cancer" by Sarah Hoyles. Metro News. January 3, 2017.

Archived News (June 2018)

May 19, 2018: Undergoing FLUX: Art-Medicine Collaborative Praxis public symposium, International Museum of Surgical Sciences, 10:30 AM - 3:00PM

This public symposium focuses on the promise of interdisciplinary, art-medicine collaborative practice. Health researchers, and symposium co-chairs ~Minn Yoon and Pamela Brett-MacLean, artists ~Brad Necyk, Heather Huston, Ingrid Bachmann, Jill Ho-You, Jude Griebel, and Sean Caulfield, video documentarian ~Kyle Terrence, exhibition curator, ~Lianne McTavish, and patient collaborators, ~Kimberley Flowers and Leslie O'Connor-Parsons, will reflect on their experience of being part of a unique art-based research project initiated at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta), which resulted in the "FLUX: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer" exhibition. Chicago-based respondents include Rosemary Seelaus (University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics; Cranio Facial Center), Joshua Dixon (Digital Illustrator, Photographer), and Michael Blackie (University of Illinois at Chicago; Health Humanities). 

May 18, 2018: FLUX: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer opening reception and curator’s talk with Lianne McTavish, International Museum of Surgical Sciences, Chicago, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Lianne McTavish is Professor of the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta), where she offers courses in early modern visual culture, the history of the body, and critical museum theory. As a member of an interdisciplinary team of researchers, artists, and people whose lives have been impacted by head and neck cancer, she actively engaged in workshops, studio visits, and conversations involving artists and patient collaborators, which informed her approach to curating the FLUX exhibition, which she will describe in her talk, along with works featured in the exhibition.

June 28, 2017: see me, hear me, heal me opening reception, McMullen Gallery, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

  • Dr. Thomas R. Stevenson (Clinical Professor; Vice Chair, Associate Chair, Student Affairs; Division Head, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta)

  • Shirley Serviss (Staff Artist on the Wards, Friends of University of Alberta Hospitals Literary Artist)

  • Ahkila Regunathan (Anaplastologist, Institute for Reconstuctive Sciences in Medicine, iRSM)

  • Kimberly Flowers (Head and Neck Cancer Patient)

Upcoming Exhibitions:

January 5-21 2017 we will have our inaugural exhibition at Dc3 Art Projects Edmonton, Alberta. Opening reception on January 5 at 7pm at dc3 Art Projects.

Thursday January 19: "Reflecting on the Show". Everyone is invited to dc3 Art Projects on Thursday January 19  from 7 to 8 pm to join in a casual conversation about FLUX: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer. Share your experiences, talk to participating patients, artists and other team members, and let us know how to improve the show at future venues. 

In June 2017 we will have a second exhibition at McMullen Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta in line with the Works Art & Design Festival.