In 2000, Laura Dalrymple, Adjunct Professor of Art at Allen County Community College in Burlingame, Kansas, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After her chemotherapy treatments her hair fell out, necessitating a covering for her head.

Turning adversity into a pedagogical experience for her students, she conceived "Hats for a Woman in Need of a Hat." This project was realized as a collaboration between Laura, her partner, James Harris, and her students who created these hats in class.

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Ms. Dalrymple did Post-Bac studies at The School of the Art Institute and received her M.F.A from the University of Illinois in 1996. She is also the proprietor of OOPS ART, a multimedia art development company in Topeka, Kansas..

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