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Reception Honors Art Exhibit by UAMS’ Michele Fox, M.D. 2018-01-05T09:21:03+00:00

Jan. 29, 2008 | A reception for the art exhibit “Windows on the Soul” drew many people Jan. 18 to honor artists Michele Fox, M.D., UAMS professor of pathology and director of Cell Therapy and Transfusion Medicine, and her husband, Cecil Fox.

The reception was held on the second floor of the UAMS Library, where the Arts of UAMS is hosting the exhibit through Jan. 31. The exhibit is open to the public.

Those attending the reception included June and Edmond Freeman. June Freeman is a member of the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute Board and a board member of the Friends of Contemporary Craft at the Arkansas Arts Center. Edmond Freeman is an art collector.

Michele Fox’s jewelry presentation, called “Safety Nets,” focuses on the primitive need for a sense of safety that she experienced while going through a year of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy.

“During that period, I discovered that the sense of touch was crucial to my feeling of well-being,” she said. “I have since realized in speaking with others who have gone through the same experience and those who have cared for them that this is a common need not well met by modern medicine. Through the sense of touch we feel connected to other people and to the universe.”

Images by Cecil Fox are a result of his lifelong quest to understand the world, whether it involves the pathobiology of HIV disease or phytoplankton of the Arkansas River. His current exhibition was triggered by a dead leaf, he said.

To record his work, he uses digital cameras and a collection of optical techniques rarely used these days, such as Jamin-Lebedeff two-beam interference, Smith interference, a MachZender, dark ground and variants on Zirkel’s phase microscopy.