URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education
to present: Faces of Hunger
Providence, R.I. -- March 23, 2000 -- Having a lean and hungry look may
work well for Shakespearean actors, but for all too many people hunger is
Ten Rhode Island artists will bring that poignant message to the public
when a new exhibit called "Faces of Hunger and the Urban Landscape"
opens at URI's Feinstein College of Continuing Education in Providence on
April 5 with a reception planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show runs to
URI's Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America and Student Government
Board sponsor the exhibit. It is free and open to the public, Monday through
Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the "CAN DO"
drive by bringing can goods for the "CAN DO" sculpture in the
exhibit, created out of the contributions. The food will be donated to the
Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
Works of art ranging from sculpture, oil and watercolor paintings, collage,
prints, cut paper, to photography will show not only the faces of hunger
but will also show the connectedness in cities to the issues of poverty,
crime, homelessness, and hunger.
"The purpose of the exhibits I install and my own artwork, both
visual and performing, is to educate, to raise consciousness and highlight
issues that impact the community, the local community and the global community.
Hunger is such an issue," notes Steven Pennell, artist-in-residence
at URI's F-CCE and exhibit curator. Pennell creates two and three-dimensional
collages. He is also a theatre director, actor, dancer, and mime.
Although many of the pieces will feature local places and faces, Pennell
says Woonsocket artist GiGi Colson's art captures poverty and hunger in
India where she worked with Mother Theresa.
The list of artists whose work will be display include:
David Baggarly Cranston
John Campopiano Cranston
GiGi Colson Woonsocket
Christiane Corbat Warren
Mark Freeman Providence
Tom Morrissey Lincoln
Esther Solondz Providence
Anthony Tomasselli Cranston
Kathy Weber Providence
Anthony Louis Jannetta North Providence
Artist Tom Morrissey teaches art at the Community College of Rhode Island
in Lincoln. Students in his art class are producing an installation
for this exhibit.
The art exhibit kicks off a series of events URI plans around the issue
of hunger. Two hunger banquets will be held at the college. One is planned
on April 18 at 5 p.m. The other, a hunger luncheon will be held on April
26 for the Met School, which is housed in the building.
To learn more about URI1s Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America,
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 874-2116