UK Students Promote Hunger Awareness through Art

Dec 6, 2012

LEXINGTON, KY-- Some new artwork has been temporarily hung along the fences of downtown Lexington’s CentrePointe block. 

The series of twenty-six banners is part of a hunger awareness campaign by the University of Kentucky’s Pathways to Creativity class. 

Professor Marty Henton, who teaches several sections of the class, said that the students’ goal in creating these banners was to “communicate hunger through visuals,” as part of a greater course goal of promoting “visual literacy.”  As for the choice of theme, sophomore John Zinder said that “we wanted to go with some sort of cause and we decided that hunger would be the one we could most effectively communicate.”  Freshman Jordan Rachelty agreed, saying that “I think it’s a really good idea and a good way to advertise this kind of thing.  It’s in a really public place, and a lot of times, I feel like it’s overlooked.” 

The banners will remain on the fence of CentrePointe until December 15th.  In addition, the class is soliciting donations of non-perishable foods to God’s Pantry.  Donations can be made at the Dean’s Office on the second floor of UK’s Fine Arts Building.