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For Immediate Release: April 9, 2012

Providence College Student Art Exhibition on Display in Providence

 

trip.jpgProvidence, R.I. - A collaborative photo exhibition presented by Providence College and Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth entitled Visualizing Peace and Justice will be displayed from April 12-20 at the Providence ¡CityArts! For Youth Gallery, 891 Broad Street, Providence, R.I.  

Through photography, artists from both Providence College and ¡CityArts! worked together to define, capture, and create their own visions of peace and justice. These images have provided each artist a unique way of expressing and defining what peace and justice is, and how it is found within their own communities, as well as communities’ abroad.

This project began in early February when PC students enrolled in a course entitled, “Global Community Lens”. The class was created to teach students basic concepts, techniques, and history of photography. The class had two other core objectives, aside from learning the skills of photography. The first objective was to work in collaboration with ¡CityArts!, a community based art program for youth. Providence College students led art classes and shared their knowledge of photography with Providence youth.

This partnership allowed the group to discuss issues of peace and justice and attempt to capture those concepts and ideas through the art of photography. The second objective was to include for a global component for the experience. In March 2012, a group of PC students traveled to Ecuador to explore more deeply how art can be used as means for social change and a way to promote ideas of Peace and Justice.  

For more information, please contact Katrina Lipinsky at  klapinsk@friars.providence.edu) or professor Nick Longo at nlongo@providence.edu or 401-932-8010.

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Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator
ccentazz@providence.edu
401-865-2413
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