First Thursday: Tina Martel
Not in the Pink

  June 1, 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Program Fee: Free

Program Fee Member: Free


When visual artist Tina Martel was diagnosed with Stage Two B breast cancer, she decided to document everything. Throughout her treatment she created a stream of sketchbooks, photographs, paintings and video in response to, and frequently in spite of, what was happening to her.

Not in the Pink is a “graphic narrative” of the pain, frustration and frequent hilarity of her day-to-day dealing with the eccentricities and bureaucracy of the medical system. It is also a candid and moving exploration of the expectations often placed on you once you are diagnosed with cancer: by the people around you, by society and ultimately, by yourself.

First Thursdays are insightful and informative arts & culture talks, from 7 to 9 pm, on the first Thursday of every month! In partnership with the Town of Canmore.