Kane County Hospital’s Healing Arts show is hosting Cathy McCormick and Rebecca Gaver from November 13th through December 11. The duo has teamed up to give us an art show that encompasses their personal art journey.
In 1998, Cathy took a job teaching on the Hopi Indian Reservation. “It was just an adventure waiting for me,” which is said with that McCormick glint in her eyes. She moved to Kanab from California and lovingly calls Kanab home. She taught at Fredonia Elementary School then, “I spent nine wonderful years in Colorado City as a classroom teacher and a mentor teacher.”
Since retiring she teaches Christian Medication, studies new things and travels to Malawi, Africa yearly. On her annual visit Cathy tells us, “I live in a village and share art with children and a small group of enterprising women. I hope to do more humanitarian work in the future.”
Rebecca was born in Oakland, California. Her father’s career was in the Navy so they moved around a lot when she was young. She earned her BFA at the University of Florida, with a double major in printmaking and graphic design.
Gaver mover to Kanab in 1994. She married Van VanDenBerghe, “With his support I have been able to turn my attention from graphic design to fine art and other interests.” She loves raising horses and dogs, gardening, hunting, camping and traveling.
KCH will be holding a reception for Cathy and Rebecca on Thursday, November 30 at 5:30 in the hospital lobby. Please join us in this artistic travel through time as we enjoy their stories and love of art.