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The Art of Poverty Take 2

April 29, 2009

“The Weight of Wealth,” addresses class inequity, a component of hunger and poverty. This piece incorporates a figure into the table form with one crushing the other.

A public art display themed “A Seat at the Table” was erected on Monday in Murkland Courtyard and near the steps beside the Dimond Library. The work was done by students of associate professor Jennifer Moses and assistant professor Ben Cariens, both of the of art and art history department, as part of this year’s University Dialogue “The Growing Divide/Poverty and Opportunity.”

The University Dialogue is part of the Discovery Program.

The display will be up through Thursday.

“Starving at the Table of Plenty” involves a series of carved tables whose tops have been carved out and address the issue of hunger.


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