NEBRASKA CITY – An art series aimed at finding a cure for neurofibromatosis is coming to the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts June 14 to Aug. 6.

Rachel Mindrup’s work, “Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis” is motivated by the NF diagnosis of her son Henry. The display this summer features portraits of Nebraskans living with NF.

Mindrup, an assistant professor of drawing and painting, is the endowed chair in Medical Humanities at the Creighton University in Omaha. She hopes to raise funds, educate and ideally find a cure for NF.

She is currently painting someone with NF from all 50 states to bring to Washington, D.C., when advocating for federal funding for NF research.

Her work has been shown at Queens Museum in Queens, N.Y., University of Nebraska campuses at Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney, as well as university campuses in Georgia and Missouri.

Feature images courtesy of the artist: John Spinning Tunes and Cindy Making Homemade Runzas 

de Runzas are courtesy of the artist.