ArtAWhirl 2016

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Breast Cancer Superheroes: it’s ArtAWhirl! We had an amazing year in 2015, and 2016 is humming along….the fantastic feats of our superladies have been lauded at Owatonna Hospital and the Playwright’s Center…. And this weekend is ArtAWhirl– Come on down … Continue reading


Year in Review: 2015 (Wow!)

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Well, everyone, 2015 was an amazing year. The wonderful superladies of the Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project have been on display at: – Katherine Nash Art Gallery, University of Minnesota (“WonderWomen”) – Regla de Oro Fair Trade Gifts and Gallery, … Continue reading


The Drawing and Painting Stages of Anca Sima: “The Butterfly of Rio”

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Join us as tomorrow November 17, 2015 as we unveil the full portrait of our latest superhero at the Owatonna Hospital Healing Arts Exhibit and Reception, featuring special guest speaker and Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project artist, Barbara Porwit Owatonna … Continue reading


Behind the Superhero: Anca Sima- “The Butterfly of Rio”

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Behind the Superhero: Anca Sima- “The Butterfly of Rio” Anca is an outgoing, spunky, amazing wife, mother, engineer and dancing queen who loves to travel and always knows where to find the fun! Anca was diagnosed with breast cancer in … Continue reading


Save the Date! November 17- Owatonna Hospital Healing Arts Exhibit

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Owatonna Hospital: Healing Arts Exhibit and Reception You’re invited to view the new art exhibit and meet the artists at the program and reception for the Healing Arts exhibition, featuring: Special guest speaker – Barbara Porwit, Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait … Continue reading


The Naseema Omer Radio Show: Interview with Anca Sima (the “Butterfly of Rio”) and artist Barbara Porwit!!!

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Check it out! Our next subject, Anca Sima (the “Butterfly of Rio”) and the artist behind the Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project, Barbara Porwit, will be on the Naseema Omer Radio Show this week Saturday, Oct 3, 1p – 2pm. … Continue reading


Artist at Work: Tonal Study

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– Another one of the steps in creating a painting is working out the “tones” – the main lights and darks. Here’s a beginning of a small tonal study artist Barbara Porwit is doing to prepare for the large painting … Continue reading


Help us reach our goal: $2000 by 10/10:

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We recently launched our very first Kickstarter! Your support will help us create the portrait of Anca Sima, the “Butterfly of Rio,” and other future portraits…..Check out the video, backer rewards and website link here: Kickstarter


Butterfly of Rio: 9 11 2015

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Breast Cancer Superhero Anca Sima is well on her way to making her big entrance as the “Butterfly of Rio” this November at the show in Owatonna, MN. Artist Barbara Porwit is now in the drawing stages – soon those … Continue reading


Anca and her Butterfly Wings

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Check out these visitor’s drawings of Anca and her Butterfly Wings: We had some very talented individuals- (ie visitors to the studio during Art-A-Whirl)– help us with ideas for Anca’s wing design. What do you think?




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