The health and wellbeing of our university community and members of our extended community are always first, so in keeping with federal and state health and safety guidelines related to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Lesley University has postponed this exhibit and opening reception. We’re monitoring this situation and will make rescheduling decisions as soon as circumstances allow. Please continue to consult lesley.edu/events and lesley.edu/covid-19 for updates.
"Can you make hair for me?" is a collaborative photographic art project by artist and Lesley graduate student Eileen Powers (MFA Visual Arts) with a goal to bring joy and levity to those undergoing chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
After finding out she had cancer, Powers looked to her artwork as a way of helping others
"I decided to create this this project, 'can you make hair for me?', and invite artists, friends and supporters to find ways to make hair for me that I could then photograph and share. The goal is to show that loss is real, but our ingenuity in dealing with loss is what makes us stronger, more compassionate humans."
In this collaborative exhibit, hair and headpieces created by Expressive Arts Therapy Lesley graduate students for Powers are exhibited alongside her photographs.
Artwork is on view from April 1-14 in the Marran Gallery.
Please join us for the Opening Reception and Artist's Talk on April 1st from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Marran Gallery and Theater.
Marran Gallery is open Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.