Free Exhibit Raises Awareness for Infertility in April
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he ART of Infertility, an international art and oral history project and traveling exhibit based in Michigan, will display SEA-ART-HEAL, a month-long exhibit at the Art/ Not Terminal (A/NT) Gallery in April. The free exhibit will feature artwork, portraits, and stories portraying experiences of infertility. The exhibit will premiere on April 1 with an opening reception from 6:00–9:00 pm. A film screening and Q&A session of the family-building movie, One More Shot, will also be held opening weekend at SIFF Film Center on April 2nd at 1:00 pm, with filmmaker Q&A to follow. Created by Bainbridge Island native Noah Moskin and his wife, Maya Grobel Moskin, One More Shot follows the struggles they encountered when trying to have a baby. The Moskins explain, “Though we are both in our early 30’s and in good health, we have had to begin a quest to build our family through alternative means and medical intervention as we try to find our own personal answer to the age-old question ‘Where do babies come from?’ We expose the relational impact infertility has on a couple and a family in a raw and honest way.” An art workshop at A/NT Gallery will conclude the month-long exhibit. The public is invited to attend all events, and the exhibit coincides with National Infertility Awareness Week, a movement that began in 1989. This year, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) runs April 23 through April 29. Organizers seek to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health: in Washington State, nearly 150,000 people are living with infertility. “We are thrilled that Seattle will host The ART of Infertility exhibit this April, culminating in NIAW,” says Annie Kuo, a Seattle-based volunteer with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. “This event blends art and story to create an emotionally-compelling exhibit sharing the multiple challenges – medical and cultural – individuals must navigate on their infertility journey.”
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SEA-ART-HEAL’s opening reception takes place April 1 from 6–9 p.m. at Art/Not Terminal (A/NT) Gallery, 305 Harrison St. at Seattle Center International Pavilion next to Key Arena. Free. For more information: ArtOfInfertility.org. natural awakenings
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