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Nursing is Natural...Naturally Beautiful is an exhibit geared to promoting the normalization of breastfeeding.
Nursing is Natural...Naturally Beautiful is an exhibit geared to promoting the normalization of breastfeeding.
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This is a project that has been close to my heart for the last two years. Over the past year, I have been able to put it into motion, photographing over 50 mothers with their children. The hope for this exhibit is not that it would be shown once and forgotten, but that it will be shown multiple times in various art venues throughout Polk County and potentially gain state and national attention.

As an art exhibit, each canvas is available for purchase and therefore funds must be raised to cover the costs of the canvases prior to the first gallery showing. In addition, in each gallery, an opening evening involves the costs of catering as well as promotional time and materials for the event. 

 Starting in July, I will be working with Lorrie Walker Communications, Inc. to begin promotion and awareness of the event to the Central Florida area. In August, I will have a taster of the gallery available for viewing at Lakeland's First Friday with Paint Along Studios on Kentucky Avenue. After that event, the canvases will be moved to {tay'-cho} An Art Gallery in Bartow, FL where they will be held until mid-August. At that point, I will be working alongside gallery owner Glenda Losh to set up the exhibit throughout the art studio. Then, on September 20th at 5pm, doors will open for Nursing is Natural...Naturally Beautiful art exhibit. From there, the possibilities are endless!

It takes the help of a lot of people to make an art exhibit successful, especially one whose intended purpose is not just to bring enjoyment, but awareness to the subject presented. My hope is that this gallery will have the power to open individual's hearts and minds towards the beauty and normalcy that is breastfeeding.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge I foresee is getting all the images printed and stored in a safe, dry place in between showings. Another risk I see is due to the subject matter this may not be received by some, but my hope is that by having this exhibit it will bring awareness and lessen the stigma towards nursing mothers.

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