BCC Features Art of Colon Cancer Survivor Robert Olson

At the reception, from left, Ron Olson, Robert Olson, Tabitha Smith and Dr. Syed Azmi

In honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Baptist Cancer Center-DeSoto hosted a reception featuring the work of Memphis artist and colon cancer survivor Robert A. “Bob” Olson on Thursday, March 21. The exhibit contains approximately 40 pieces of art and is open to the public.

“Baptist Cancer Center is grateful to Bob Olson for allowing us to feature his work in this special showing for our Southaven location,” said Tabitha Smith, director of outpatient oncology services, Baptist Cancer Center-DeSoto. “It’s an honor to display his work during Colon Cancer Awareness Month to celebrate his talent and recovery.”

Bob is a retired jeweler who took up painting in the early 1980s with a class about landscapes. Since then, he has discovered a number of new techniques, including fluid art, which involves pouring layered colors of paint onto a surface and manipulating it by tilting the canvas to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

“It is my honor to support Baptist Cancer Center-DeSoto,” said Bob. “If my art can bring joy to others and benefit my beloved Baptist Cancer Center-DeSoto, then so be it!”