701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, offers a free panel discussion on the Homeless and Hungry, on Sunday, Mar. 2, 2014, with moderator Sheldon Paschal
Panel Members include:
Carrie Draper: USC Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities
Shirley Gossett: Food Not Bombs
Denise Holland: Harvest Hope Food Bank
Paul Moore: Washington Street Soup Cellar
Food Not Bombs homeless receiver of food services
The panel discussion is being offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Jan Banning: Down and Out in the South”, on view at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, through Mar. 2, 2014.
Jan Banning’s 24 large photographs in the 701 CCA exhibition, “Jan Banning: Down and Out in the South,” portray homeless people in Columbia, Atlanta and Mississippi in a dignified manner, free of clichés, with aesthetic and artistic qualities that have made the Dutch photographer’s work world-renowned. The portraits are a reminder that “the homeless” are individuals. The exhibition adds to current discussions about homeless people in Columbia including conversations about hunger, affordable housing, and facilities for professional and personal development among many others.
This panel will focus on the unique and endless challenge of people who are hungry in our community. In South Carolina, countless adults and children are skipping meals, going without food for an entire day and lowering quality of food purchased due to the inability to afford healthy meals which can lead to malnutrition. What are we, as a community, doing for low income families and the homeless population to ensure that hungry mouths are fed?
701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms.
701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. Exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11am–8pm; Thu-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, 9am-5pm; & Sun, 1-5pm.
For more information, call Sheldon Paschal at 803/319-9949 or visit (www.701cca.org).