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Van G. Garrett and Lauren Sleat give their artists talks on Mon. Feb. 21 to the students in attendance. Garrett and Sleat combined their artwork as well as their poetry to describe their experience in Rwanda.
An example of Lauren Sleat’s paintings which were combined with a poem by Van G. Garrett. The exhibit was motivated by Sleat’s time spent in Rwanda.
Lauren Sleat’s exhibit features photographs as well as more tangible elements. Included in the exhibit is  a photograph of a church in which many of the people of the village died in one night. The photograph shows the church with the victims hanging from the walls and beams.This installment also features hanging dresses to emphasize a personal aspect to the understanding of the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
Students attend the exhibiton opening at artist talk Mon. Feb. 21.