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Ayers Campus Grill Open/Hannah Hill Art Exhibition Feb. 15

The Ayers Campus of Gadsden State Community College now offers a new dining option for students, employees, and the community with the opening of the Campus Grill earlier this week.  A limited menu of breakfast and lunch will

be served at reasonable prices. Breakfast options, consisting of coffee, biscuits, and muffins, will be served 7:45 – 9:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.  Lunch choices will include hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, chicken sandwiches, and fresh salads.  Serving time for lunch will be 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Vending machines will also provide a variety of drinks for customers.  The Grill, located in the center of the campus inside the Student Center building, will be operated and managed by Cheaha Regional Head Start.

The service is primarily offered for the convenience of students and employees but the community is also welcome.  Michele Conger, campus director, said, “We are excited about the new option for our students and employees. Students will benefit by saving time and money. We are grateful to the Cheaha Regional Head Start for their willingness to offer this opportunity at the Ayers Campus.”  It has been several years since the student cafeteria offered meal options for students and employees.

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Meadows Gallery Presents Artist Hannah Hill

The Gadsden State Art Department presents Decoration Day, a solo exhibition of paintings by Hannah Hill at the Meadows Gallery located in Meadows Library on the Wallace Drive Campus.  The exhibition opens with a reception and gallery talk on Friday, February 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Admission is free and the public is invited to attend the reception.

The exhibition features towering paintings involving space, figures, and text that touch on the issues of memories, relationships, and loss. The loss of loved ones, particularly the Southern acceptance of death and bereavement, serves as the primary consideration in the five oil paintings that make up the show. “The work at first glance may seem gloomy, even morbid, but upon further investigation, the viewer will discover that the underlying message is one of hope,” said Mario Gallardo, gallery curator.

Hannah Hill is a Gadsden native and began her advanced artistic studies while still in high school at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, in Birmingham. In 2012, she received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where she also minored in creative writing.  While attending MICA, she also studied abroad at Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland.  Her art has been shown in the Vulcan Materials Gallery in Birmingham, the BrickHaus Gallery in Baltimore, and in the Newtown Castle Gallery in Ireland.

The exhibition continues through March 29 and is available for viewing during normal library hours Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., and Fridays 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. For more information about the exhibition contact Mario Gallardo at mgallardo@gadsdenstate.edu.

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