Savannah artist presents Anderson Cancer Institute with donation check of $20,000

Updated: Jun. 29, 2017 at 4:05 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - An art exhibition with works by Savannah artist Jim Cone was showcased at 24e Design Co. in June.

The exhibition included different fine artworks including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and mixed media pieces. Cone doesn't show his work publicly often, so this was a rare opportunity.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. On WTOC TV Mid Morning Live Cone presented Dr. Guy Petruzzelli, Physician in Chief and Vice President for Oncology Programs at ACI, with a check for $20,000.

Cone has been creating art for over 40 years, but after a recent bout with cancer, he has been energized with creativity and decided he wanted to use his talent to help others.

Somewhere between 100 and 150 pieces were unveiled during the opening reception, including "Tybee Nudes" and "Street People." "Street People," a series of paintings, was inspired by a round piece of metal found on the streets of Savannah, which had been bent into a shape that portrayed the image of a face. There are 20+ "Street People" in the series to date.

For more information on the Anderson Cancer Institute, click here.

For more information and samples of the artwork, click here.

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