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Portfolio Center Students Convey the Importance of Handwashing through Multi-Media Art Exhibition Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific Professional


This summer, a select group of Portfolio Center students have been hard at work developing The Hope and Water Project, a multi-media exhibit designed to showcase the importance of handwashing to staying healthy. Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific Professional, the exhibition will feature the works of 10 students enrolled in the Portfolio Center’s Illustration, Design and Photography programs and opened Sept. 9, 2011, at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

The class - known as the PC 10 - created The Hope and Water Projectin conjunction with another exciting handwashing exhibition sponsored by Georgia-Pacific Professional. Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Wellopens Sept. 24, 2011, at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum and features a collection of all new works from nationally known artists John Bankston, Didi Dunphy, Joe Peragine, Katherine L. Ross, Laura Splan, and James Victore. Louise E. Shaw, curator of the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, was involved in both exhibitions.

“Georgia-Pacific Professional is excited to support the Portfolio Center on The Hope and Water Project,” said Bill Sleeper, president - Georgia-Pacific Professional. “It is our hope that by using art to communicate the importance of hand hygiene, both exhibits will work in tandem to raise awareness of this public health issue and promote proper handwashing techniques.”

The Hope and Water Projectwill be on display through the beginning of 2012 and Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Wellruns through Jan. 13, 2012. For more information about The Hope and Water Project, please visit and for Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Well, please visit


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