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UPMC, Local Artists Present ‘The Art of Breast Reconstruction’ at Andy Warhol Museum

WHAT: UPMC will honor the 4th annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Pittsburgh (BRA Day) with an art show displaying mannequin busts artistically rendered by local artists. The event at the Andy Warhol Museum also will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and performances from the Attack Theatre and the Pittsburgh Dance Company, as well as a Gutai Card Box, an “art vending machine” that replicates a former Guggenheim Museum exhibition.
Tickets for “The Art of Breast Reconstruction” can be purchased online, and additional information can be found on the BRA Day website.
Watch the video of 2014’s BRA Day creations: The Art of Breast Reconstruction 2014
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21
WHERE: Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15212
WHY: Nationally, less than a quarter of the women undergoing breast cancer-related surgeries are fully aware of their breast reconstruction options or the quality of the surgical outcomes they can expect.
The mannequins, decorated by local artists including Jennifer Howison, Julie Stunden, Katy Dement, Laura Jean McLaughlin, Bob Ziller, Sandy Kessler, Dorothy Lampl, Alex Paul, Jen Wertz, Ian Green, Elizabeth Castonguay, Ron Copeland, Toby Atticus Fraley, Mary M. Mazziotti, Ashley Andrews and breast cancer survivor Pat Miller, will be sold. Proceeds from the event will be used to raise awareness and promote education for breast reconstruction.
Media interested in attending should contact Courtney Caprara in advance at 412-607-3564.

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