LEWISTON, Idaho – An exhibition that explores today’s biggest health issues and shares stories and concerns of those directly impacted by those issues will be on display March 3-April 23 at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St. in Lewiston.
The exhibit, called “Unconditional Care,” looks at topics such as chronic illness, disability, pregnancy, sexual assault, and gun violence and deaths. Artists featured in the exhibit share their personal experiences through film, audio, mixed media, paintings, and photography. The artists are both local and international.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held March 3 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Center’s first floor galleries. The reception is free and open to the public.
Among the exhibit artists are the group MMIW: No More Stolen Relatives, which features Linda Dufford, Helen Goodteacher, Nikanot Sylvia Tatshama Peasley, and Agnes Weaskus. Other artists include Christen Clifford, GAG, Michelle Hartney, Chidiebere Ibe, Marisa Morán Jahn, Katrina Majkut, Kean O'Brien, Jessica Susan Oler, and Finnegan Shannon.
In addition to the exhibit, the Center is also hosting some related events in March and April, which are all free and open to the public.
On March 8 at 6 p.m., the film “Voices from the Field” will be shown, followed by a question and answer period with filmmaker Karen Day. The documentary tells the story of five OB-GYN physicians working to save the lives of delivering mothers in the most remote regions of the Amazon, Himalayas, India, Kenya, and the United States.
On March 14, another film screening and discussion will be held at 6 p.m. at the Center. This one is “Sisters Rising” and is in collaboration with Native American Awareness Week at the college. This documentary is about six Native American women reclaiming personal and tribal sovereignty. Sexual assault rates on Native American women are more than twice the national average and the documentary discusses how these six women are fighting back. Following the showing, a Zoom question and answer session will be held with film director Willow O’Feral and co-producer Jaida Grey Eagle.
The final event is a self-defense workshop at 4-5:30 p.m. on April 7 at the Center. Sandra Mullen, an adjunct professor at LC State, will lead the workshop, which is being held in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The Center’s gallery hours for spring are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, noon-6 p.m. on Thursdays, and noon-4 p.m. on Fridays. The Center also is open on select weekend dates and by appointment.
For more information on the exhibit or the Center, visit www.lcsc.edu/cah.