Hunger Photo Exhibit to Kick Off Tour in Columbus

Fresh off a visit to Washington, D.C., for ProMedica’s national anti-hunger summit, a free photo exhibit featuring images by nine local residents facing hunger will make a stop in Columbus before touring ProMedica hospitals and other venues through early 2015.

Called ProMedica: Revealing Hunger, the exhibit of 27 photos is part of ProMedica’s Come to the Table initiative to address hunger as a health issue both locally and nationally. It will be on display February 27, 2014, during a national summit ProMedica is holding with the Alliance to End Hunger on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The photos will be used to help convince healthcare leaders to join ProMedica in addressing hunger as a health issue – and federal legislators to protect food-related policies and programs.

From March 4 – 24, 2014, the exhibit will start its public tour at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, 77 S. High St., Columbus. Admission to the Riffe Gallery is free.

ProMedica: Revealing Hunger debuted in summer 2013 in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Community Gallery. Exhibit participants began with an early 2013 workshop at the museum, where they learned not only how to use their new cameras but information about photo composition, lighting, color, and more. After taking photos over several weeks, the group reconvened at the museum to select and annotate photos that appear in the exhibit.

Other 2014 stops on the photo exhibit’s tour include:

  • April 28 – May 16, Shared Lives Studio, 20 N. St. Clair St., Toledo.
  • May 26 – June 13, ProMedica Herrick Hospital.
  • June 23 – July 11, ProMedica Bixby Hospital.
  • July 21 – Aug. 8, ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital.
  • Sept. 15 – Oct. 3, ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital.
  • Oct. 13 – 31, ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.
  • Nov. 10 – 28, ProMedica Toledo and Toledo Children’s Hospitals.
  • Dec. 8 – 26, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital.

Two stops also are scheduled for the exhibit in 2015:

  • Jan. 5 – 23, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.
  • Feb. 2 – 20, ProMedica Flower Hospital.

ProMedica is presenting the photo exhibit in partnership with the Toledo Museum of Art, The Andersons, American Frame, Food for Thought, Toledo Portrait, and Hickory Farms.

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