Hero Artist Mentors Create!

Once again, Richmond’s talented artists showed up for our childhood cancer hero kids for our April Heroes Art Session. Returning was Jennike Duignam, Bruce Wilhelm and Katya Herndon.

We welcomed Doug Orleski, aka RVA Coffee Stain, for his first collaboration with the heroes. He had the kids add details to his beautiful painting of Richmond’s iconic bridge. When one hero wanted to paint in a mermaid sitting on a river rock, of course Doug said “Sure, go for it!”

Childhood Cancer Heroes: Aschemund • Ava • Jericho • June• TayNeise’ • Tecumseh • John Modi • Harrison • Ada • Charlie • Caelan • Mykahi • Everett

Hero Artist Mentors & Volunteers: Bruce Wilhelm • Doug Orleski • Katya Herndon • Jennike Duignam • Gurbani • Damian • Patricia • Mehanna • Lauren • Brittany • Crystal • Margot

Picture Credit: Liza Shands and Shelton Ekirch

Save The Date: Heroes Art Ball on May 3, 2024

We will present these paintings and many others in the Live and Silent Auctions of the 13th Annual Heroes Art Ball on Friday, May 3, 2024.

The Heroes Art Ball is Connor’s Heroes biggest night of the year. You don’t need a ticket to join in. You can participate from home. Register as a “virtual bidder” so you can bid on hundreds of items and art in our online auction. Auction registration is Free! http://onecau.se/hab

About Heroes Art Session With Childhood Cancer Heroes And Their Families

Our Heroes Art Sessions provide a supportive environment in which childhood cancer heroes and their siblings can make art and build community with other hero families. At the sessions, you feel a collective sense of healing by creating and being together. We are grateful to Visual Arts Center for giving us the space for an open studio. And to our donors who allow the Heroes Art Sessions to happen at no cost to our families and to supply the artists with their materials.