URI students create exhibit to honor Fandia Shloul
Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862
KINGSTON, R.I. – May 18, 2006 – University of Rhode Island art students who were friends of Fandia M. Shloul have created an exhibit to honor her memory and the memory of the other two University students who died in Narragansett Bay in March. Shloul was a resident of Pawtucket.
The other two students were Geoffrey M. Wilkes and Daniel P. Donahue, both of Glocester.
The exhibit in the URI Fine Arts Center Recital Hall lobby consists of photographs and artwork by Shloul, including photographs printed from her negatives by other students, artwork by friends, newspaper reports and poems.
A large sheet of paper posted on the wall between the two display cases is intended for friends, family and others to leave notes about their thoughts, feelings and memories of the students.
Art Department photography instructors Kathy Halamka and Zoey Stites assisted the students with the planning and preparation of the exhibit.
The exhibit is open through August from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.