Widmann Exhibit: Faces and Places We SERVE
A popular exhibit returned to the Widmann Gallery on the first floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center entitled: “The Faces and Places We Serve.”
The pictures that line the walls all display the various service projects that King’s students participate in each year.
The photos range from CityServe projects to the seasonal SERVE trips such as: FallSERVE, WinterSERVE, and SpringSERVE.
This exhibit was first displayed three years ago after one successful SpringSERVE trip.
For this program in March 2008, students and faculty collectively took about 1,000 pictures. After this project, an alumnus, Ed Rafter, had suggested that they display all the photos together so that students on campus could see all the work that various serve trips perform each year. These moving and inspirational photographs have been taken by many students and faculty on these trips including: Christine Guarino, Jason Clark, Colin Grosenick, and Dr. Isaac VonRue.
Each year, since these pictures have been presented, Kim Fabbri, Coordinator of the Scholars in Service, has overseen the entire operation. She, along with the others who took the pictures, have high hopes that this exhibit will promote the SERVE trips, and simply volunteering in general.
Differing from the past two years, the current exhibition not only presents pictures from the past SERVE trips, but also from other, smaller service projects including Halloween Havoc. This local activity allows younger children in Wilkes-Barre to trick-or-treat safely within student living on campus.
Perhaps the most inspiring display this year is a collection of photos entitled “I Am a Human Being.”
In this assembly of art, each photograph has a profile of a student with the words: “I am a human being, so treat me like one” beneath it. This part of the art exhibit is to help promote anti-bullying around the school and community.
At the exhibit, students can pick up a pamphlet on various service activities offered by the Shoval Center. The photographs will only be shown until Oct. 31.