Photography exhibit documents work of Appalachia Service Project

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Nov. 7, 2012) — Milligan College students Mickey Brown and Kathryn Handzlik will present a photography exhibit, titled “Hanging On,” Nov. 11-Dec. 7.

The exhibit opens Sunday, Nov. 11, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Both the reception and the exhibit will be in the Milligan Art Gallery, located on the lower level of Derthick Hall. They are free and open to the public.

Brown and Handzlik will present photography of their work with Appalachia Service Project, which brings thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families.

“The photographs are meant to show the Appalachian region to some extent,” said Brown, a senior from Kingsport, Tenn. “But above anything else, I hope the photographs show the incredibly interesting people who inhabit these areas as purposefully and honestly as they could be portrayed.”

The students will display 25 photographs of the people and places they visited during their summer work with Appalachia Service Project.

“We want to open up the community’s eyes to a group that we have fallen in love with,” said Handzlik, a junior from Chalfont, Pa.

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Posted by on November 7, 2012.