Beating cancer through art

Locals may recognize long-time islander Terry Ogle through his house painting business. On Sept. 18 Ogle held an art show at Spa d Bune, not only to show off his latest watercolors, acrylics and sculptures but 15 percent was also donated to Fred Hutchinson to assist families with bone marrow transplants. The show is titled “The Art of Healing.” Ogle himself went through cancer treatment and knows the difficulties firsthand.

“We decided to do the show because when I was going through it, there was a benefit held for me on the island that made a tremendous difference,” said Ogle, who did not only mean financially — although that was helpful as well. “That the community cared so much was very humbling to me.”

Ogle was drawn to the arts of carving wood as a child.

“I remember carving an arrowhead as a cub scout project,” he said.

Source: Beating cancer through art | The Journal of the San Juan Islands

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