"He Who Lendeth to the Poor"

"Dr. Temple Smith an Assistant Sociology Professor at Hope College has an exhibit at the Holland Museum exploring poverty entitled: He that Lendeth to Lord. This project explored the social construction of invisibility for homeless people and entreats viewers to a space of personal reflection to challenge and ask what is our responsibility to the poor? Proverbs 19:17 (from which this project is titled) says Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done. Viewers are able to evaluate homelessness and poverty as a macro social issue and prompt personal investigation of responses to homelessness at the individual level. Collaborating with four Hope College students last summer Dr. Smith conducted a visual sociology research project using photography to explore homelessness through collaborative interdisciplinary research within arts and humanities and sociology.The end goal yielded student led artistic expression that can be used to stimulate discussion to explore poverty and homelessness."
 
Everyone is invited to a reception at the Holland Museum Thursday April 13, at 6:00 p.m. 
The exhibit will be on display until the end of April (April 23rd).

Hope you can make it out for this event sometime this month. Keep up the good work!