This month’s WomenSource Brown Bag Lunch features artist Sue Sigmon-Nosach and will be held in the meeting rooms at the Brenau Downtown Center at noon on Thursday, Sept. 4. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and registration is required. To register or learn more please visit http://www.wome
Sue Sigmon-Nosach came to her art after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2004. Following multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, she wanted to express her feelings about her journey through cancer. She tried watercolors and acrylics, but was not satisfied. Only after completing her first three-dimensional glass mosaic did Sue know she had found the perfect “canvas.”
Using broken glass and recycled windows, Sue creates art inspired by the songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s. She displays her work in galleries and shows throughout Georgia and the Carolinas. Her journey has led her to the formation of a nonprofit 501c3 foundation named the Partnership for Gynecological Cancer Support. She and her friend, Debbie Torbett, who recently lost her nine-year-battle with the disease, saw the need that many women need financial help to meet day-to-day expenses during their treatment. To this end, PGCS is committed to providing assistance for non-insured expenses such as gas, groceries and utilities through their “Below the Belt” fundraising campaign. By aligning themselves with hospital navigators, patients who are in need of assistance are identified and given gift cards to meet these expenses.