PORTLAND, Ore. – This October, during National Breast Cancer Prevention Month, Provenance Hotels and The Keep A Breast Foundation are teaming up for their fifth consecutive breast cancer awareness campaign to debut Treasured Chest, a collaborative art exhibition featuring the casted torsos of 14 brave local breast cancer survivors transformed into beautiful works of art by the hands of 14 Portland artists. With the curation by Gather & Garner and recruitment by Young Survival Coalition, the casted torsos for Treasured Chest exhibition will be on view through October 30 in the windows of the Sentinel Hotel’s new street-facing event space, Elkspace, located along Alder Street between 10th and 11th Avenue.
Created by The Keep A Breast Foundation, The KAB and Young Survival Coalition’s Treasured Chest program gives any woman diagnosed with breast cancer or testing positive with the BRCA1, BRCA2 Gene an opportunity to document her body and feelings by turning her casted torso into a decorated work of art. To highlight this program, the Young Survival Coalition recruited a diverse group of Portland survivors that includes Audrey Abbott, Samantha Breen, Jennifer Dillan, Julie Van Duzor, Shannon Gisvold, Cindy Grace, Angie Haffie, Tamika Herbert, Michelle Judson, Shannon King, Heather Krom, Tanisha Riley, Jen Steen-Reavis, and Jeannie Vinson. Then, Keep A Breast and Provenance Hotels partnered with Portland’s Gather & Garner who curated the local artists designing the breast casts produced for Treasured Chest who include Melissa Monore, Jesse Reno, Ryan Bubins, Jennifer Parks, Jason Borders, Jeremy Nichols, Sabrina Jackson, David Rice, Lindsay Jo Holmes, Jordan Domont, Kate Blairstone, Annamieka Davidson and Jon Stommel.