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Neurofibromatosis and a Portrait of 1 in 3000 featured in Creighton Gallery

Mindrup Gallery ShowCreighton University’s Lied Art Gallery will host its second exhibition of the fall semester, Oct. 15 – Nov. 15, featuring the work of Rachel Mindrup, MFA, the inaugural holder of the Richard L. Deming, MD Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities at Creighton's School of Medicine. Mindrup is also an assistant professor of drawing and painting in Creighton’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

This exhibition is free and open to Creighton students, faculty, and staff. This will be the gallery’s second virtual exhibit as no off-campus visitors are allowed at this time. Follow the Lied Art Gallery on Facebook for online content of the show @creightonuniversityliedartgallery. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

An online Gallery Talk and fundraiser will held Oct. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. https://youtu.be/Gino61lHnX0.
Donation Link: https://tiltify.com/@rachel-mindrup/many-faces-of-nf.

Mindrup, whose son Henry suffers from Neurofibromatosis (NF), says through this series of portrait paintings, she is continuing her mission to raise awareness and funds to help end Neurofibromatosis.

“NF is a genetic condition that carries a high possibility of tumor formation along various types of nerves, bones, and skin,” says Mindrup. “Henry has been the motivation behind my series of portraits Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis. Through this series of paintings, I am the conduit, transforming genetic complications into something secondary and portraying the individual personalities first. Using social media as a connection, I hope to raise funds, educate, and ideally find a cure for NF.”

Mindrup's work has been shown nationally and internationally including the Queens Museum in Queens, NY, Tufts University, Georgia Regents University and Washington University Medical School as well as internationally in Taiwan and the Philippines. Her artwork is held in many private collections including those of Primatologist Jane Goodall and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In addition to her work, Rachel and her husband Jeff enjoy spending time traveling to the National Park sites across the country with their sons Henry and Fred.

To learn more about NF visit Children’s Tumor Foundation www.ctf.org, NF Central Plains www.nfcentralplains.org, and Many Faces of NF www.facebook.com/ManyFacesNF/.

“Neurofibromatosis and a Portrait of 1 in 3,000" is made possible by the Richard L. Deming, MD, Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities. All Department of Fine and Performing Arts events are funded, in part, by the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund, the Anne Scheer Fund, and other anonymous sources.

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