MDC’s West Campus Presents Gustavo Garcia Exhibition for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Miami, Sept. 26, 2016 – During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) West Campus will present Fita de Rojas: Make a Difference, an exhibition by artist Gustavo Garcia inspired by his mother who died of breast cancer. The exhibition opens at noon on Monday, Oct. 3. The opening ceremony will feature a poem and dance dedicated to breast cancer victims and a conversation with the artist. Free and open to the public.

Fita de Rojas: Make a Difference consists of 1,296 hand-painted portraits of individuals across six generations who were all connected to a single cancer victim – Garcia’s mother. The number 1,296 is significant because it represents the amount of people who are diagnosed with cancer every 30 minutes. Garcia realized how many people had been affected by his mother’s illness and death and he did extensive research on how cancer affects society as a whole. He decided to make a true-to-life, enormous representation of cancer’s effect on us all, to demonstrate how we are all interconnected somehow and shed light on the need for everyone to come together and support each other. The exhibition will remain on display in the West Lobby through Oct. 28.

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