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Center for the Arts

Perimeter Gallery

121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC



Sept. 13 - Oct. 27, 2019
More Info:

Thursday, October 10
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Online Auction
October 10 - 27, 2019
Preview Bras:


Place Your Bid:


Mobile 3D Mammography
Friday, October 11, 2019
9 AM - 3 PM
by appointment

The Artful Bra Project is an invitational exhibition featuring one-of-a-kind works of art created by local artists who used the bra as the foundation to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The bras are on display in the Perimeter Gallery at the Center for the Arts from September 13 - October 27. The Online Auction will be open at from October 10 - 27. 
The Arts Council is hosting an online auction of the bras during the exhibit, with all proceeds benefiting the Breast Screening Source of York County, an organization that provides assistance to those who do not have insurance, or have insurance that only covers hospital care, and who meet certain income guidelines.

The Artful Bra Project opens for bidding on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Pickup Instructions
Local pickup only.

The Arts Council of York County does not offer delivery or shipping. The winning bidder must pick up their work of art at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.


Payment Instructions
Payments can be made in person at the Center for the Arts, by mail, or by phone. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover. If you wish to pay with cash or check, please visit the Center for the Arts. Our hours are Monday - Thursday from 9 AM - 6 PM, and Friday 9 AM - 5 PM. Please call for an appointment if you would like to pick up your auction item after 5 PM.

IN PERSON: Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730 
BY MAIL: Arts Council of York County, PO Box 2797, Rock Hill, SC 29732 
BY PHONE: (803)328-2787

by Ashley Beard


Ashley Beard's art bra is a celebration of the US Women's National Soccer Team's 2019 World Cup victory. These female athletes are role models because of their teamwork, work ethic and their continued fight for gender equality. 

Starting Bid: $45

Tree of Life
by Audrey Butler and Sarah Kennedy Irwin


“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” 


Inspiration for this work are 2 passages from the Bible; the book of Proverbs and the Revelation of St John. The Tree of Life is believed to have leaves that are for healing. In our tree, leaves cover “fruit” that represent our long-time friendship together, particularly the last 10 years after one of us was diagnosed with breast cancer. 10 years Cancer free [10 fruits] are represented in the vignettes hidden beneath the canopy of the leaves of the Tree.

1. Eating Better [SELF-CONTROL]

2. Health [JOY]

3. Career [PURPOSE]

4. Legacy [GENTLENESS]

5. Gardening [GOODNESS]

6. Companionship [LOVE]

7. Home [PEACE]

8. Friendship [KINDNESS]

9. Time [PATIENCE]

10. Relationship with God [FAITH]

The tallest tree in paradise

The Christians call it Tree of Life.

And my soul looked back and wondered

How I got over, My Lord 

— from the spiritual, "How I Got Over"

Starting Bid: $45

Healing Garden
by Kim Cash


Healing Garden is inspired by my friend's experience with breast cancer. She shared with me how she was diagnosed with breast cancer, after regretfully skipping a mammogram. She went through a difficult season including surgery and radiation treatments. Support from family and time caring for her garden is what she needed to start feeling better again. There is something very healing about watching nature grow from a small seed to a beautiful and fruitful plant. We all could use a little time in the garden for healing and growth!

Starting Bid: $45

Soutien-Gorge Cuivre
by M.C. Churchill-Nash


Playing with materials as she considered the various directions to go with this project, MC kept coming back to metallics and an abstract visual. Churchill-Nash's intent is to reflect the inner art and beauty of the body and the spirit.

Starting Bid: $45

by Nicole Davenport