Sometimes our most challenging moments are the times that create the biggest spark. For Megan Hildebrandt, one of those chapters of her life was while she was earning her Masters Degree in Studio Art at the University of South Florida and was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
This experience completely changed the way she views art, community, and remaining present.
In this episode, Megan Hildebrandt dives into how her art transformed during her cancer treatment and how, now that she is in remission, she finds more and more ways to bring art students to communities in need of healing, inspiration, and consistency.
- How cancer changed Megan’s perspective on art
- Her evolution as an artist through cancer and the different mediums that captured her attention
- Megan explains an artistic series that she produced while undergoing chemotherapy
- How Megan got her experience as an art teacher
- The story behind Megan’s course, “The Aesthetics of Health”
- How cancer care experiences are enhanced with art in the waiting room
- Anecdotes from figure drawing cancer patients
- The difference between sympathy and empathy
- Megan explains the importance of consistency in serving communities with art
- How Megan sees her art programs scale to other schools and communities
- The freedom and shared ownership of interpreting art
- Megan shares 2 artists who have inspired her
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