The PhotoVoice project at FHR Maine successfully concluded with a photography exhibit
Bangor, ME – May 9, 2012 – Members of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR), who spent weeks learning and demonstrating expressive power through a camera lens, presented their work at a photography exhibit at the University of Maine.
This project began as an initiative of Studio 35, FHR’s expressive arts and music recovery program. In collaboration with four University of Maine students, FHR members learned a great deal and walked away with a true appreciation for photography from this project.
“Tirza, Katie, Lindsey, and Karen, who are students at UMaine, have spent the last couple of weeks visiting our Day Program to teach FHR persons served about cameras, photography, photo editing, and presentation,” says FHR Day Program Coordinator Sherri Grant. “The themes of each class were learning to voice individual accomplishments, challenges, fears, and joys through photography.”
The final exhibit on April 27 was a way for participants to publicly display their work. Members and staff from both FHR Maine programs, as well as two other local organizations, attended this event. “The UMaine students said that this project was a very positive experience for them,” Grant says. “They enjoyed it and our persons served are looking forward to doing this again.”
“The PhotoVoice project was a smashing success for FHR Maine,” says Regional Director Brent Bailey. “The students brought such a positive attitude and energy to it, and everyone had a great time. Through the project, participants in the class discovered an expressive outlet for their individual creativity and talent.”
For more information about Studio 35 at FHR Maine, please contact Brent Bailey at 207-947-9630.