Odonate Living her life, all on one plane, fully immersed in the everyday, the Odonate swims along; her nymph world, full and secure.
Floating into her normal, full-circle-wellness routine testing, she and everyone expecting nothing but the quotidian results that come from taking care of one’s self.
Instead, an anomaly appears, nearly invisible; just a minute drop in her mainstream-white-blood-cell-count no one but her seemed concerned about. The visual interpretation of Tina’s story, Rebirth, was created by Tucson-based artist, Rachel Ivanyi.
These stories and their accompanying creative representations span several disease states including, but not limited to, breast, colon, prostate and thyroid cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, human papillomavirus (HPV), long covid, latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA), pernicious anemia and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). “Uncommon Knowledge” will make its grand debut with an opening night reception on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at the Ventana Gallery at Roche Tissue Diagnostics. The public is invited to this free admission event from 5PM-7PM to experience the exhibition with the artists and the patients who they were paired with. There will even be a live performance of several of the literary pieces at 6PM. The event will also feature light hors d’ouevres, refreshments, and live music.
Media reporters, journalists, photographers, and other representatives are invited to a special press hour preceding the event from 4PM-5PM on September 21 to preview the art and speak one-on-one with the patients, artists, and representatives from Roche Tissue Diagnostics and SAACA.
Exhibition information: Show Dates: September 14, 2023 to January 2024 Opening Night Reception: Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 5PM-7PM Where: Ventana Gallery at Roche Tissue Diagnostics, 1910 E Innovation Park Dr, Oro Valley AZ 85755 Cost: FREE ADMISSION
NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos available upon request.
About Roche: For over a decade, Roche Tissue Diagnostics (RTD) has been investing in creativity through local, regional, national and employee art exhibitions at their dedicated gallery space, open to the public. At their Oro Valley site the pathology customer area brings excellence and innovation to science and engineering, with individuals and teams leading the discovery, development and delivery of diagnostic systems and tissue-based cancer tests that are guiding the future of healthcare.
About SAACA: The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating, preserving, and advancing the arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place, and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences.
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences.