High school Student Organizes Art Exhibit at City Hall

Chattanooga, Tennessee – An exhibit featuring artwork and poetry from the homeless population of Chattanooga will be on display at City Hall until May 30.  The collection is a result of an art and creative writing workshop organized by Girls Preparatory School (GPS) senior Hannah Shadrick.  The workshop was held in March at the Community Kitchen.

According to Anne Exum, Director of Communications at GPS, Hannah wanted to, “make the homeless more human and multi-dimensional in the eyes of others.”  After attending a program at Furman University last year, Ms. Shadrick returned and organized the workshop in an effort to, “give dignity and pride to the homeless of Chattanooga.”

“We are honored to have this exhibit in city hall and congratulate Hannah on her exemplary work,” said Mayor Ron Littlefield.  “This is an opportunity for us to appreciate and better understand Chattanooga’s homeless population.”

The exhibit will be displayed on the first floor of City Hall, April 16 – May 30, 2008.  The exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

For additional information please contact:

Anne Exum

Girls Preparatory School

Director of Communications