Expressions of Hope & Healing

Dare County Arts Council and The Outer Banks Hospital have partnered on a project called Expressions of Hope & Healing of the Outer Banks Cancer Community bringing free art workshops and artistic resources to community members who have been affected by cancer.


Artist Fay Davis Edwards and cancer survivor Susan Lawrence are working together to ensure that anyone who has been touched by cancer in any capacity (cancer patients, their family members/friends, caretakers, cancer survivors and our local oncology healthcare professionals) can share their journey and experiences through the arts.

The program consists of a wide variety of art activities for people who have been affected by cancer.

Upcoming Workshops

Artist Fay Davis Edwards will be coordinating all of the workshops. Silk scarf painting, ceramics, batiks, writing exercises, journaling, weaving, and painting are some of the media that will be offered to class participants.

Free workshops are held periodically at Dare County Arts Council, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Manteo. Upcoming workshops will be listed below. A number of Outer Banks artists will be helping lead these workshops. 

- Friday, February 21 Exploring Jim Dine's Heart Series. Class is free and open to all, but preregistration is required. You can register online here or by calling the DCAC Gallery at 252 473 5558

- March 9 - 11am with  Doug Brannon at DCAC 

-March 21- 10:00am with Lisa Beth Robinson at DCAC

- April 3- Time TBD with Kathryn Osgood at COA

Individuals interested in private sessions and artists interested in leading an Expressions workshop can contact Fay directly at

Select works from Expressions workshops will debut in June of 2020 in DCAC's vault.

(252) 473-5558

300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC 27954

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Saturday: 12pm - 4pm

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