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October 10, 2012- October 20, 2012


Hamline University's Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice has partnered with Homewood Studios and Imagine No Malaria, a national network of United Methodist churches and colleges, to eliminate malaria in Africa by 2015. It is hoped this show will help accomplish that goal by raising awareness, money, and education about those in malaria-stricken locations.

Every 45 seconds a child in Africa dies of malaria. It is one of the most deadly diseases in the world, but is also 100% preventable and treatable. In fact, $10 is enough to save a life. Money raised at this show will be donated to Imagine No Malaria.

Whether through Urban Vinyl* or Visual Poetry, each artist will bring her or his vision of what it means to imagine no malaria. The show features work from students majoring in studio art and creative writing, as well as pieces by established Hamline alumni and community partners. Sometimes gritty and realistic, sometimes light and joyous, each piece carries with it the hope for a world without malaria.

To learn more, visit our website.

* Urban Vinyl is a new pop art sensation that is quickly gaining nation-wide attention. Each artist begins with a blank vinyl figure, then uses paint, pen, clay and anything else they can think of to transform their three-dimensional canvas into a work of art. Originating in Japan, Urban Vinyl began as an offshoot of youth-oriented pop culture, with artists making designer toys in limited runs. Several prominent shows like the 2010 MunNY Exhibit in New York (munnyexhibit.com) have helped bring Urban Vinyl out of the toy store and into the mainstream art world.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 12th from 6p to 9p

Gallery Talk & Reading: Tuesday, October 16th beginning at 7p