For Breast Cancer Awareness Month youll find a variety of art projects that deal with the issues surrounding breast cancer throughout Downtown Boise and beyond.
Downtown businesses will continue the tradition with Pink Project Artful Bras, with Downtown businesses decorating their own bras this year. They will be unveiled on First Thursday and stay up all month. You can vote for your favorites on the Downtown Boise Associations Facebook page. Find a list of participating businesses at IdahoStatesman.com.
Photographer Chad Estes focuses his ongoing project The Reveal Mission on breast cancer awareness this month with intimate and touching portraits of Treasure Valley breast cancer survivors, along with text of their stories. I realized I have several friends who have breast cancer and I didnt know their stories, Estes said. You can see his exhibit and meet the subjects from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Cole/Marr Photography Workshop, 404 S. 8th St., Boise. Free.
Komen Boise and Dillards will collaborate on an art bra fashion show from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Dillards Department Store in Boise Towne Square. Local celebrities and businesses including Mix 106 morning deejay Kate McGwire, first lady Lori Otter and Carols Design House have designed bras that are now on display at Dillards. The Bras for a Cause fashion show, hosted by McGwire, will feature 15 local breast cancer survivors as models. Tickets are $15 in advance at KomenBoise.org; $20 at the door. Proceeds from the live and silent auction will go to Komen Boise.
Ketchums Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research will install Idaho artist Danica Mattiass 1 in 8 at Boise State University on Oct. 17. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The piece consists of eight giant woven balls made of reeds and threaded with pink tribute flags, featuring the names of survivors and those lost to the disease. You can submit someones name to be included in the exhibit at ExpeditionInspiration.org through Oct. 16. The exhibit is at BSUs quad through the end of the month. The gala Roll Out the Red Carpet fundraiser is Oct. 24 at the Stueckle Sky Center. It includes a dinner, wine, a presentation by Stanford University Breast Cancer Center director Mark Pegram. $50 at ExpeditionInspiration.org or 342-6068.