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Ohio Northern University’s Art & Design Department to host documentary film

October—The Department of Art & Design at Ohio Northern University is sponsoring a screening of the documentary film “Hunger in America” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 6 in the Wilson Art Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

Narrated by James Denton, the film is a powerful documentary tackling the hunger epidemic in America. This eye-opening documentary changes your whole perception on what hunger looks like.

In America today, one in six people, including hard-working men and women, suburban families and children are struggling with hunger. Tonight, over 50 million Americans won’t have enough food to eat by day’s end.

The face of hunger in America is not just the homeless, like everyone thinks. As it turns out, the face of hunger in America is the single mom, it’s grandparents raising babies, it’s the elderly, it’s the infirm.

The screening comes a week before Ohio Northern hosts Artists Against Hunger, a soup bowl luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 15. It aims to support the local county Backpack Food Program that seeks to eliminate hunger on weekends for students in school districts by providing them with non-perishable foods in backpacks.

Originally designated as the School of Fine Arts and later the College of Fine Arts, the art & design program was first established as an independent academic unit at Ohio Northern in 1878, largely as an outgrowth of course work in engineering and architectural drawing. Today, Ohio Northern offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts with concentrations in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and pre-art therapy. The department of A&D holds memberships in national organizations such as the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, AIGA: The Professional Association for Design, and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is recognized in the “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the best creative programs nationwide. For additional information about the department of art & design or the University’s 2014–15 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.