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Events: The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human


April 22–July 8, 2016, Blakely Hall, artEAST, and Swedish Issaquah

Curated by Kate Vrijmoet

The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, the provocative, nationally acclaimed art exhibit designed to explore the stigma of mental illness, is hosting many associated events in the Issaquah area. Join us, and join in the conversation.

Calendar of Events

Soft Opening Reception, Friday, April 22, Blakely Hall, 6–8 pm
Grand Opening Reception, Friday April 29, Issaquah Senior Center, 6–7 pm  and artEAST, 7–9 pm
Exhibit Tour, Wednesday May 4, artEAST, 6–7:30 pm

Co-led by Holly Ballard Martz & Jenna Genzale, with a focus on anxiety and depression in youth

Exhibit Tour, Friday May 6, Blakely Hall, 6–7:30 pm

Co-led by June Sekiguchi, Quin Breeland, and Katie Jo Glaves, with a focus on schizophrenia and drugs

Poetry Reading, Thursday May 12, Blakely Hall, 6–7:30 pm

Poetry by Ann Teplick

Video Awards, Tuesday May 17, X-3 Teen Center, Sammamish, 6–9 pm

Viewing and awards for the winning videos of The Influence the Choice Drug Prevention Alliance for Youth video contest. The 2-minute videos were created by Issaquah School District boundary students grade 6-12.

Panel Discussion, Thursday, May 19, Swedish Issaquah, 6–8:30 pm

Lauren Davis, Ketema Ross, Theresa Winther and Megan Chiarelli will discuss the stigma of mental illness

Exhibit Tour, Friday May 20, artEAST, 6–7:30 pm

Co-led by Lynn Schirmer and Karen Fuller, with the topic “Is it cool to have parts?”

Talk, Saturday, May 21, Issaquah Police Station, Eagle Room, 12–1:30 pm

Youth Truth: Straight Talk With Parents and Teens is an opportunity for parents and teens to dialogue about school and community environments that lead to stress, anxiety and depression.

Workshop, Tuesday May 24, Friends of Youth, 414 Front St N, 9–11 am

Creative Writing for Self-Care, facilitated by Ann Teplick, will include reading and inspiration from poetry

Film Screening, Thursday May 26, artEAST, 6–7:30 pm

Screening of “Mother for you I made this” and Q&A with Ezra Dickinson on schizophrenia

Author Talk, Thursday, June 2, Blakely Hall, 6–8 pm

Cinda Johnson, author of Perfect Chaos, A Daughter’s Struggle to Survive Bipolar and a Mother’s Journey to Save Her

Student Exhibit, Tuesday, June 7,  Issaquah High School, 5–7 pm

Student art & social change exhibit featuring the work of Issaquah High School and Issaquah Middle School students in conjunction with artist Michelle de la Vega and poet Ann Teplick,

Exhibit Tour, Thursday, June 9, artEAST, 6–7:30 pm

Co-led by Elsie Mahler-Scharff and Scott Johnson

Workshop, Friday June 10, artEAST, 6–8 pm

Ekphrastic poetry workshop with Ann Teplick

Artist Talk, Wednesday, June 15, artEAST, 6–7 pm

Michelle de la Vega presents outcomes of social change art, made possible by an Artist Trust Fellowship Grant


Issaquah Schools Foundation

This exhibit is made possible by sponsorship from the Issaquah Schools Foundation.



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