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[April Rietjens Sedall of Glen Ellyn (left) gets input from art instructor Cheri Hunt at LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva.]
Cheryl Celli, 55, of Crystal Lake, explained her piece, a work of collage transfer of photos: “Eyes to see the future, just to be more whimsical and not let things bother. … This is my daughter. This is my mom. And this is my great-grandmother.”
Celli pointed to a baby picture: “And this is me.”
Celli, who is in her second bout of breast cancer, said Hunt has great vision for her students.
“She sees things that I never even thought of before,” Celli said.
Celli said she will have some of her watercolors in the art show – but she’s not sure about the current project.
“It depends on how it comes out, and we’ll see," Celli said. "Cheri is trying to pull out more of the abstract in me. … She’s helping me loosen up.”
Carol Prieur, 65, of Huntley, said she has Lynch syndrome, which causes all types of cancers.
“You never know when it will just pop up,” Prieur said. “I’ve had my whole colon removed. I’ve had stomach cancer, and I just get to sit around and wait until another cancer comes up.”