“Our Table” by Melanie Graham


The Centre Gallery Presents “Our Table”

Installations by Melanie Graham


Tampa, Fla. (Nov. 2013) – From Nov. 12 through Nov. 26, the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida will host Our Table by Melanie Graham.  Visitors to the gallery will a table of food prepared for each of six missing/abducted women and girls featured in the show accompanied by personal pictures provided by the families and original poetry written by Graham.


Inspired by her awareness of violence involving women and girls, Graham has created this show to draw attention to this growing issue of social injustice in our culture.  She has investigated this issue and was greatly affected by the annual number of abducted women each year in the state of Florida.  Through her investigations she has met with families of abducted women and girls and was overwhelmingly inspired by the resilience, humor, and love shown throughout the formation of the show.


Graham is currently in a Master’s of Fine Arts program and has a PhD in Creative Writing.  Her goals are to complete her MFA and publish her first book about America’s cultural obsession with violence.


DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on Nov. 12 from 12 – 1pm.  The closing reception will be held from 7 – 9pm on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Centre Gallery.  The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla.  It is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are 11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

For more information, please contact the Centre Gallery at 813-974-5464.

About the Centre Gallery

Centre Gallery is an innovative, student-run art exhibition space at the University of South Florida. Located in the Marshall Student Center room 2700, Centre Gallery (www.centregallery.usf.edu) is free and open to the public. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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