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Pebble Hill Church exhibits “Gwyn Michael Art Retrospective: Her Life & Art”


An exhibition highlighting the rich legacy of Gwyn Michael’s career will open at 7 p.m. Sept. 1, in a show commemorating the 10th anniversary of her death from breast cancer.

Pebble Hill Interfaith Church, 320 Edison Furlong Road, Doylestown, will host the event with music and refreshments. Sales from the collection will benefit the church.

The show will be on exhibit through the end of October in the sanctuary space. The public is welcome to view the show any Sunday from noon until 1 p.m., the following Pebble Hill’s weekly celebration.

For information, contact Cynthia Greb at

Of the 23 million women globally who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, 30 percent die. As Michael struggled to process the disease that ultimately took her life, she poured herself into her work, transforming her CT images into life-affirming art.

Michaels held a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting and Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design and studied Art Education at the graduate level at University of the Arts. She was a self-taught photographer, printmaker, and book artist as well. She utilized filters and layered imagery to create her evocative, soulful images.

“I see it as my job to find beauty in the flaws, cracks of light in the darkness. Without darkness there can be no light, and so it is with my artwork,” she once said.

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