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KNOXVILLE — UT students and staff are invited to submit their paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, films/videos, mixed media and installations for a juried exhibit to be held in conjunction with the “Poverty and Health Care” mini-summit to be held on March 31 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The theme of this exhibit, which will be displayed at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy from March 31 to April 2, will be health care and/or poverty, and it is meant to provide a visual representation of these issues through art and creative dialogues.

To enter, submit any number of works to Room 208 of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy no later than 5 p.m. on March 26. All work must be framed or otherwise ready for display.

Artists will be notified of acceptance on the evening of March 29, and those artists must be available to set up their display at the Baker Center at 2 p.m. on March 30.

Ten $100 awards will be given to the most outstanding works, as determined by the faculty jurors.

Ready for the World, UT’s international and intercultural initiatives, has devoted this academic year to “Our World in Need” with a particular emphasis on the issue of poverty.

The “Poverty and Health Care” mini-summit is being sponsored by Ready for the World.

The summit will include showcases of graduate student and faculty research dealing with health and health care issues facing those in or near poverty. It also will include a forum featuring representatives of local nonprofit health care organizations and a panel discussion of lessons learned from 15 years of TennCare. The day’s keynote address will be delivered by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,