Art Exhibit to Raise Funds to Fight Multiple Myeloma

A modern art exhibit and sale of artwork will take place Nov. 9 to raise funds for the International Myeloma Foundation and its fight against multiple myeloma. The exhibit will take place at the new wine tasting room at DiSalvo’s Restaurant, 341 E. Fourth St.

The tasting room is located just to the right of the restaurant. The exhibit will start at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. There is no charge to attend the exhibit but donations will be accepted from those who would like to assist in raising funds for the IMF. In addition, a 13-year survivor of multiple myeloma will be on hand to host the exhibit and answer questions about the disease.

Multiple myeloma is a form of bone marrow cancer that is becoming more prevalent. At one time it was considered to be an illness that primarily affected older individuals but more individuals are being afflicted at a younger age.

The IMF provides support in many ways for newly diagnosed patients as well as patients who have been fighting the illness for years. Its web site,, provides a wealth of information on treatment options, clinical trials, support groups, information on web casts and teleconferences, patient and family seminars, helpful publications, advocacy and the latest research in treating myeloma.

Patients and caregivers can also call the IMF’s hotline and speak directly with a coordinator who can assist in many ways. Their toll free number is 800-452-2873 and callers can ask to speak with a hotline coordinator.

Modern Art against Myeloma is the theme for the exhibit that will run from 3 to 8 p.m. On display will be original stone and offset lithographic works by the giants of modern art, including Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Andre Masson, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Abraham Rattner and Marc Chagall. Many of the works were printed at the famed Mourlot Studios in Paris from as far back as 1938. In addition several original paintings by Peter Keil and Smokey Tunis will also be on display. All artwork will be available for purchase in support of the IMF.

An important aspect of fundraising for the IMF through this event will be through modest tax deductible sponsorship donations that can be made at four different levels of support by individuals or company organizations.

For information on making a sponsorship donation or any other aspect of the event, contact John Bianco at 570-547-6671, extension 2279 or email him at

Mark the date and time and enjoy viewing fabulous art while learning about and supporting the fight against multiple myeloma.