Artist Telvin Wallace painting a portrait of a woman with vitiligo

Join Us on World Vitiligo Day for "Love is Life, the Vitiligo Experience"

An art exhibit on display at John Chavis Memorial Park on June 25

Terrell Midgett is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind art exhibit focused on vitiligo entitled Love is Life, the Vitiligo Experience. Vitiligo is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that causes areas of skin to lose color. No one knows the exact cause of vitiligo. It is associated with an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the skin cells that make color. There is currently no cure for vitiligo. Treatment goals are to slow or stop the disease, help skin cells that make color to grow again, and to bring back color to the white patches of skin. Living with vitiligo can be difficult. Vitiligo has minimal physical effects, but the mental, social, and emotional effects are usually hard to overcome.

Terrell Midgett has taken his life experiences and shared the ups and downs of living with vitiligo with artist Telvin Wallace. Together they have created an art exhibit that will travel the country bringing awareness, and educating people on vitiligo. Each portrait shares stages of vitiligo and captures real-life moments of time coping with this rare disorder.

Terrell and Telvin will present this exhibit during World Vitiligo Day on June 25, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at John Chavis Memorial Park.

Contact

 

Kelly McChesney
Public Art Director
kelly.mcchesney@raleighnc.gov
919-996-5657

John Chavis Memorial Park

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