McKissick Museum Presents From Snapshot to Civic Action Creating Healthy Environments through Community Engagement

The McKissick Museum presents From Snapshot to Civic Action: Creating Healthy Environments through Community Engagement on view now through arch 26, 2011.

From Snapshot to Civic Action features photographs and corresponding stories from Columbia’s Waverly community residents. Drs. Darcy Freedman and Ron Pitner from the USC College of Social Work conceived the project. They recruited participants, equipped them with digital cameras, and charged them with documenting the strengths and concerns of their community. This exhibition is just one outcome. A second is to empower contributors to engage in future community-based change opportunities. A third is to provide viewers with a comprehensive and critical understanding of community concerns through an exploration of the realities of life in a public housing community.

This exhibition is a collaboration between McKissick Museum and Drs. Darcy Freedman and Ron Pitner of the College of Social Work, with assistance provided by the Office of the Provost’s 2010 Arts and Humanities Grants, and a grant from the Kresge Foundation.

Image: McKissick Museum

McKissick Museum, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Carolina 816 Bull Street, Columbia, South Carolina, 29208
phone 803-777-7251 / fax 803-777-2829
www.cas.sc.edu/mcks/

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