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URIs Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery features exhibit and performance to show the Faces of Hunger

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- October 28, 2004 -- As part of the University of Rhode Island 2004 Honors Colloquium, "Food & Human Rights, Hunger & Social Policy," the URI Feinstein Providence Campus will present a mixed-media exhibit, entitled "Faces of Hunger," that will show both local and global images of hunger and its effects.

The exhibit, which runs from Nov. 6 through Dec. 31, features the works of more than 25 artists. The Providence artists showing are David Baggarly, Michelle Clark, Susan Garland, Vince Grimaldi, Nancy Hart, Francisco Hernandez, Todd Ingham, Kerry LaClair, Munir D. Mohammed, Angel Quinonez, Raven, Providence Public School students, as well as Elena Patino Calderon of Costa Rica and Providence, Cinzia Cittadino of Providence and Italy. Artists from other areas of the state and region are Bill Comeau and Anthony Tomaselli of Cranston, Tom Morrissey of Lincoln, Gigi Colson of Woonsocket, Robert L. Lima of Newport, Frank Leslie Hampton of New York, N.Y., Sara Malekzadeh of Conn., Daniela Munoz Maines and Nedejda Razi-Robertson of Worcester, Mass. Works of the late John Campopiano of Cranston are exhibited as well.

A Gallery Night reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. and will include a performance collage called "Putting a Face On Hunger," created from the stories of individuals who have experienced hunger. The presentation will involve puppets, street theatre and staged readings from the oral histories. Free and open to the public, the performance featuring URI students and professional actors will take place in the gallery.

The exhibit will also feature an audience-participation canned-goods sculpture that will be constructed as people add their donated items to the piece. These items will then be donated to the RI Community Food Bank.

The URI Feinstein Providence Campus is located at 80 Washington St. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The campus is closed on Sunday.

For more information on the exhibit or performance , please call 277-5206. For the most current information on the URI Honors Colloquium, visit www.uri.edu/hc or call URI Honors Center at 874-2381.