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"Connecting Memphis" by Cindy McMillion
May 18 - July 18, 2018
Artist's Reception: Friday, May 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
From August 2014 to February 2017, Cindy McMillion conducted a community storytelling project called “Connecting Memphis.” She says its goal was simple: to honor the image of God in every human being. Over two-and-a-half years, McMillion photographed and interviewed 1,187 people from all parts of the city and posted their images and stories online at www.connectingmemphis.com.
“I can say with absolute certainty that my life has been changed and enriched by the stories people have so generously shared,” McMillion says. “We are not alone in our struggles; we all have hard things to deal with. We all love, we all grieve, we all hope, we’re all afraid sometimes. And we all need the thoughtfulness, kindness, and compassion so very evident in your comments and responses to the stories.”
The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery is located on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library in the center of campus on the Buckman Quadrangle, easily accessible from the Central Avenue parking lot. All exhibits are free and open to the public.