In the Eyes of the Hungry: Florida's Changing Landscape

Free and Open to the Public!

Opening Reception: February 27, 2017; 5-7 pm

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read and inspired by John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), In the Eyes of the Hungry: Florida’s Changing Landscape explores Florida’s demographic, geographic and ecological shifts over the last century.

Working in photography, painting, printmaking, installation and textiles, the selected artists, including Cesar Cornejo, Mark Messersmith, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Noelle Mason, Peter Schreyer, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Emil Holzhauer, William Jenkins, Doris Leeper, J. André Smith, and the Lake Apopka farmworkers, provide immediate yet transcendental responses to Florida’s changing landscape and explore ideas ranging from agriculture and industrialization to migration and tourism to ecology and conservation.

The exhibition will also appear at the Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall, March 13 through April 23.

The UCF Art Gallery also will be the drop off location for the Big Read food drive (canned goods and other non-perishable food items).