Skinner Law Firm is honored to sponsor the Bodice Project Exhibit, which will be on display in the newly renovated Charles Washington Hall in Charles Town starting at 6pm, Friday July 20th.

Based in Shepherdstown, the Bodice Project is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of aiding in the emotional healing of those facing the challenges of breast cancer, as well as “opening the eyes and hearts of others.” It brings together artists, patients, survivors, and the public by displaying torso sculptures, including those of people who have had mastectomies and/or reconstructive surgery. These beautiful sculptures often help patients to accept and celebrate their bodies while helping others to tap into their own emotions surrounding breast cancer.

In April, the Bodice Project staged a very successful and stirring exhibit at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in Chicago. Over 20,000 people from all over the world had a chance to see the bodices.

The upcoming exhibit is in honor of Victoria Parson Smith, a beloved Charles Town resident and mother of five who died of breast cancer at age 43. The bodice for which Victoria posed (sculpted by Kathryn Stella and called “Victoria, The Nike”) will be on display.

Charles Washington Hall is located at 106 North George Street in Charles Town. There will be a reception on Friday, July 20, from 6 to 8 pm, and the exhibit will also be open on Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, from 10 am to 4 pm. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Bodice Project Exhibit - Victoria, The Nike Bodice