Fragile Waters

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The Massillon Museum will present the exhibition, Fragile Waters, from Saturday, June 7, through Sunday, September 14, 2014.  Fragile Waters is a powerful artistic and ecological statement through the inspiring black and white images of three renowned photographers and environmentalists—Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly.

The traveling exhibition of 117 photographs, many not previously exhibited, takes viewers from the snow-melt of the High Sierras at 12,000 feet elevation to far below the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.  All three artists have spent their lives near an ocean; all three have used their strong “integrity of place” to protect the sanctity of the environment through the universal language of black and white photography.

Designed to engage the viewer in a respectful and emotional connection to our most precious resource, Fragile Waters suggests our ability to change the course of the future.

The exhibition blends the photographs of the three artists to create a more powerful collective statement than that of any one of them alone as they communicate the beauty and vitality of water. 

The photographers span a century of artistry and environmental history.

This exhibit is presented by Photokunst, and was curated by Jeanne Falk Adams.

Exhibit Curator: Jeanne Falk Adams

Jeanne Falk Adams is former CEO of The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, a family business
of 104 years. Through her 25 years with the gallery, she designed and directed photography exhibitions,
symposia, and workshops. Her expertise in the field has made her a much-sought-after reviewer, juror, lecturer,
and advocate for creative photography. She is also one of the rare individuals to have viewed every
reproduction print of Ansel Adams’ expansive collection.
She holds a Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University, and a BA in History from California State
University, Fresno. Adams has served on the boards of art museums and higher education institutions and
been actively involved in environmental activities. She has been a trustee with the University of California
Press Foundation and the Central California Futures Institute. She also has been a board member of the
University of California, Merced. She was a member and community liaison for the State of California Resources
Agency’s Steering Committee of the Sierra Summit, serving as a key contact for scientists researching
for the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project. She is a recipient of the Kappa Kappa Gamma National Alumni
Award for her lifetime of dedication to the arts, humanities, environment, public housing and education.
Aams’s long involvement in environmental issues has convinced her that aesthetics, and black-and-white
photography in particular, can alert, inspire, communicate, and motivate. Based on this premise, Jeanne
took on the formidable task of curating FRAGILE WATERS, a subject matter close to her heart and beliefs.


CURATOR'S STATEMENT
As curator of FRAGILE WATERS I began with the concept of beauty engaging the viewer and selected images
from my father-in-law Ansel Adams, from Ernest H. Brooks II, and from Dorothy Kerper Monnelly that
told a story about water, unspoiled land and waterscapes.
My personal energy in FRAGILE WATERS is a deeply held belief that everyone is to be respected for his
individual perspective, and that with urbanization worldwide we move away from natural beauty so important
for our psychological and spiritual balance and harmony. Beauty is one of those links. Black-andwhite
photography is classic and allows connection in individual ways. When life gets out of balance,
inspiration can come from sources that engage feelings and love. I believe that water is so crucial, in all its
force, wonder, and necessity for life, that an exhibition in which sensitive artists interpret water in environments
they love can begin to shift that zeitgeist. Honoring downstream users becomes real.
Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly have clear visions, intimately know the
magic of mountain stream; the quiet, somber, lively coasts,; the life of animals, plants, fishes under water
– new to many, and now captured for eternity. Enjoy.

Photographer Biographies

When Ansel Adams (1902–1984) first visited Yosemite National Park in 1916, he was transformed by its beauty.  A decade later, he made his first fully visualized photograph, “Monolith, the Face of Half Dome,” launching his stellar career as the field’s most articulate champion of unmanipulated photography.  His technical mastery was legendary; his activism for the cause of wilderness and the environment was relentless.  Adams fought against over-development of the national parks and highways; he advocated for new parks and wilderness areas, clean air and water, and balanced and restrained use of resources.  Although the environment and the wilderness were his passion, photography was his calling.  “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera,” he said.  “You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

Dorothy Kerper Monnelly has found her passion on the opposite coast of America, where her large-format gelatin silver photographs introduced the unique beauty of the Great Marsh in Massachusetts.  With a background in philosophy and ethics, she took up her camera to express a respect for the natural environment.  Jeanne Falk Adams, curator of the Fragile Waters exhibition said of Monnelly:  “As a photographer, Monnelly has a rare sense and perception of what I think of as the thoroughness of place, knowing the Great Marsh and its nuances intimately, much as did Ansel Adams the Sierra Nevada and his beloved Yosemite National Park.”  The famous naturalist Edward O. Wilson called Monnelly “the Ansel Adams of the wetlands.”

Ernest H. Brooks II—photographer, adventurer, diver, and educator—is the son of the founder of the internationally renowned Brooks Institute of Photography.  A trailblazer in the development of underwater photographic equipment and technique, his photography depicts the waters beneath the polar icecaps and nearly every ocean.  “Photography affords us the tools to sculpt with light, to paint with textures and shapes and to write volumes into a single image—creating indelible, lasting impressions of where we have been, who we really are and where our future may take us,” he wrote.  His photographic legacy is evidence of changes in the underwater environment and the effects of those changes.  Jean-Michel Cousteau wrote, in the forward to Silver Seas: A Retrospective by Brooks:  “In his passion, Ernie took the road less traveled... by choosing a palette of black and white, Ernie captures a quality that is more true, more revealing of the sea, than the color images that so easily seduce us.”

The exhibition is funded by The Gessner Family Foundation, The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation, The McAllister Family Fund, and the Canton/Stark County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.  The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark to augment its primary local funding.

The opening reception is free and open to everyone.  No reservations are required.  The exhibitions may be seen during regular Museum hours Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The Museum will be closed on Friday, July 4.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio 172) in downtown Massillon.  Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.  For more information, call 330-833-4061.  A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.


Exhibit Partners

The University of Akron
ArtsinStark
Aqua Ohio
Canton/Stark County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Photographic Society
Cleveland Print Room
Connect USA
The Dell Group
Ernie’s Bicycle Shop
The Gessner Family Foundation
Herbert W. Hoover Foundation
Kent State University Stark
The Independent
Innis Maggiore
Lincoln Gallery
McAllister Family Fund

MCTV, Inc.
Mount Union Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Foundation
Nation First Ladies’ Library
Ohio and Erie Canalway Association
Ohio Arts Council
ReelMassillon
2nd April Galerie
Shearer’s Foods
Stark Community Foundation
Stark County Educational Services Center
Stark County Regional Planning
     Commission Storm Water Education Program
Stark Parks
TomTod Ideas
Walsh University
Wilderness Center
Yund’s Carwash and Detail

Exhibit Sponsors:


Related Fragile Waters Events

JULY

Tuesday, July 22, 12:10pm
Brown Bag lecture with Dr. Robert Hamilton
"Water Adventures in the Nimishillen Creek Watershed, Stark County, Ohio"

Friday, July 25, 6:00-8:00pm
Studio M presents Sculpting/Drawing Water
Work by KSU at Stark Students

Saturday, July 26, 4:00pm
"Ansel Adams: A Son's Perspective," presentation by Dr. Michael Adams
Lincoln Theatre, Massillon
Reception to follow at MassMu, 5:30pm
Lecture only: $7 members, $10  non-members, Lecture and reception $15 members, $18 non-members

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AUGUST

Saturday, August 2, Noon-2:00pm
Rain Garden workshop with Cleveland Metroparks’s Jennifer Brumfield

Tuesday, August 26, 12:10pm
Brown Bag Lunch lecture with Michael Witt
"Exploring the Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve"

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 6, 9am-Noon
Dorothy Kerper Monnelly Outdoor Photography Walk and Workshop (adults, workshop size limited)
Location TBA, $50 members, $60 non-members

Friday, September 12, 6:00pm
Lecture with Mary Street Alinder author/former Chief Assistant to Ansel Adams presents
Ansel Adams: The Development of Vision
(visit uakron.edu/art for more information)
University of Akron’s Myers School of Art auditorium


Related Community Events
 

JUNE

 

Exhibit Opening: Water Rhythms: Paintings by Emily Vigil

The exhibit, Water Rhythms: Paintings by Emily Vigil will be on display at Lincoln Gallery at Weinberg Financial Services, 160 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, OH 44646.

The opening celebration will be held May 22, 2014 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Guests attending will be entered in a drawing for an original piece of art.

The exhibit will be on display from Thursday, May 22, to July 18, 2014. Open hours are 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information, visit www.intimateecologystudio.com

Watershed Walk

Free, every day. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset every day. The interpretive Building is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.: 1-5 p.m. Sun.

Take a watershed walk at The Wilderness Center. Download a trail cast to your smartphone (click here to download) or stop by lobby of the Interpretive Building to pick up a brochure. Listen (or read) as you walk the Sugarcreek Trail or Wilderness Walk.

Free. No reservation required.

For more information, visit www.wildernesscenter.org

Under the Ocean with photographer Ernest H. Brooks II

Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10:30-11:00am

The Massillon Public Library Children’s Department presents “Under the Ocean,” an exploration of underwater photography for students in grades K-6 by the legendary Ernest H. Brooks II. His work is being featured in the Massillon Museum’s photography exhibit “Fragile Waters,” which opens June 7. On Saturday, June 7, from 10:30-11:00 am in the library's auditorium, Brooks will present several short videos and speak about his experiences as a diver and photographer of marine life.

No registration is required for this free program for students in grades K-6.

For more information, please call the Massillon Public Library Children’s Department 330.832.5037 or visit their website www.massillonlibrary.org. The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East.

Pond Discovery

Tuesday, June 10, 2014; 10:00-11:30am

Get your hands wet in the pond as we discover what lives deep down under the mud and water! Dress to get wet. Please register all children and adults planning to attend. For ages 5 and up.

For more information or to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Cook's Lagoon Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 14, 2014; 8:00-11:00am

This fishing derby for children ages 4-15 & seniors 65 and over takes place at Cook's Lagoon Park in Canton. Bait, beverages, and food will be for sale. Bring your own pole. Prizes and trophies provided by Stark County Park District and Berkley Fishing Team.

Register at the event. For more information, call 330.409.8096.

For children ages 4-15 & seniors 65 and over.

Fish With Me!

Saturday, June 14, 2014; 2:00-3:30pm

Join Stark Parks for a free Father's Day family fishing experience. Learn some basics about Petros Lake and its fish, as well as fishing equipment and techniques. Then, experience the joy of fishing with family! All equipment will be provided.

For more information or to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Night Canoeing on the Tuscarawas River

Saturday, June 14, 2014; 7:30-9:00pm

For All Ages - The Trailhead Canoe Livery at the Lake Ave. Trailhead on the Towpath Trail sponsors these nighttime trips on the Tuscarawas River. Arrive 30 minutes early for registration and transportation to the launch site. Reservations are recommended but not required at 1-800-291-0099. Bring a flashlight for the trip. Dates are: June 14, 7:30-9p; July 12, 7:30-9p; August 9, 7-8:30p; September 6, 6:30-8p; October 11, 6-7:30p $15 for 3 mile trip; $20 for 6 mile trip. 

Ticket and/or reservation information:  For more information or to make a reservation, call: (800) 291-0099 or visit ErniesBikeShop.com

Kayaking Get-Together

Tuesday, June 17, 2014; 6:30-8:30pm

Enjoy the afternoon on Sippo Lake in a kayak and listen for the sounds of the Big Band Concert! Paddlers must have previous kayaking experience. All equipment is provided or you may bring your own. Must be age 14 and up. To register, call 330.409.8096.

To register, call 330.409.8096; no online registration.

Paddlers must have previous kayaking experience; ages 14 and up.

Outdoor Adventures: Fishing

Wednesday, June 18, 2014; 9:30-11:30am

Outdoor adventures are designed for kids ages 8-12 to get outside, explore, and discover new skills. Fishing Adventures will learn about fish and their habitats, fishing gear, and techniques before trying to land a fish for themselves! Program is for children ages 8-12 only. $5 per participant. Held at Devonshire Park.

For more information or to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Canal History Walk: Mill Port

Thursday, June 19, 2014; 6:00-7:30pm

Join Stark Parks to uncover the history of the Ohio & Erie Canal and the Canalway Communities along its route. Meet at the Crystal Springs Trailhead for this 2.5 mile walk along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

For more information or to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.


Summer Splash!

Saturday, June 21, 2014; 10:00am-3:00pm

Experience a fun, FREE day at Walborn Reservoir in Alliance! Take a pontoon boat ride, enjoy canoeing and kayaking, go fishing, explore the hiking trails, and view the nesting bald eagles. Children age 8 and under require two adults in a canoe or kayak with a maximum of two adults and one child per boat. At least one paddler must be 15 years old. Solo kayak minimum age is 10 years old.

AVOID WAITING IN LINE AT THE EVENT! Click on this link www.StarkParks.com and go to events.  Click on the Summer Splash program and the link included to print the waiver ahead of time. Bring your completed and signed waiver to Summer Splash, and head right to the paddling opportunities and pontoon boat rides!

 

JULY

Family Creek Walk & Picnic

Saturday, June 28, 2014; Noon-2:00pm

Cool off this summer by searching the creek for critters, then enjoy a leisurely lunch. Dress to get wet and pack a picnic lunch in an enclosed bag or basket. Please register all adults and children planning to attend. Meet at Craig Pittman Trailhead in Navarre. Ages 5 and up.

For more information or to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Canal History Walk: Milan, Fulton & West Fulton

Thursday, July 10, 2014; 2:00-3:15pm

Join Stark Parks to uncover the history of the Ohio & Erie Canal and the Canalway Communities along its route. Meet at the Lock 4 Trailhead for this 2.5 mile walk along the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail. All ages.

For more information or to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Night Fishing Derby #1

July 11, 2014; 6:00-11:00pm

Held at Sippo Lake Marina. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with fishing from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for this night derby. Must show valid Ohio fishing license if age 16 or over. Winners must be present at midnight to receive cash prize. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Food and bait available for purchase. $5 entry fee.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. with fishing from 6-11 p.m.  $5 entry fee.

Winners must be present at midnight to receive cash prize. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All Ages. $5 entry fee.

For more information or to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Sensational Seniors: Dragonflies

Saturday, July 12, 2014; 1:00-2:30pm

Dragonflies are truly monsters of the sky! Join us for an indoor presentation about these amazing creatures, then head outside to see some up close. This is a senior/adults only program.

For more information or to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Night Canoeing on the Tuscarawas River

Saturday, July 12, 2014; 7:30-9:00pm

The Trailhead Canoe Livery at the Lake Ave. Trailhead on the Towpath Trail sponsors these nighttime trips on the Tuscarawas River. Arrive 30 minutes early for registration and transportation to the launch site. Reservations are recommended but not required at 1-800-291-0099. Bring a flashlight for the trip. Dates are: July 12, 7:30-9p; August 9, 7-8:30p; September 6, 6:30-8p; October 11, 6-7:30p $15 for 3 mile trip; $20 for 6 mile trip.

Open to all ages. Reservations are recommended but not required at 1-800-291-0099 or visit ErniesBikeShop.com. $15 for 3 mile trip; $20 for 6 mile trip.

Pond Discovery

Thursday, July 17, 2014; 2:00-3:30 pm

Get your hands wet in the pond as we discover what lives deep down under the mud and water! Dress to get wet. Please register all children and adults planning to attend.

Please register all children and adults planning to attend. For ages 5 through seniors.

For more information please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Quickstart Canoe

Tuesday, July 22, 2014; 5:30-8:30pm

Learn water safety and basic paddling techniques for paddling a canoe. Water rescues will also be demonstrated. All equipment is provided or you may bring your own. Held at Walborn Reservoir. For ages 12 through seniors. $5 per person.

For more information or to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Sensational Seniors: Fishing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014; 9:00-11:00am

Join Stark Parks for a fishing experience. Learn some basics about Sippo Lake and the fish found there, as well as fishing equipment and techniques. Then experience the joy of fishing for yourself! Equipment will be provided. For seniors/adults.

For more information or to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

 

Birding Paddle

Saturday, July 26, 2014; 9:00-11:00am

Take a canoe or kayak into the waters of Walborn Reservoir on a search for birds. All equipment will be provided or you may bring your own. For ages 12 through seniors. Pre-registration is required by calling 330.409.8096.

For more information please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Kayaking Get-Together

Saturday, July 26, 2014; 12:30-2:30pm

Enjoy the afternoon on Deer Creek Reservoir in a kayak! Paddlers must have previous kayaking experience. All equipment is provided or you may bring your own. Must be age 14 and up. To register, call 330.409.8096.

To register, call 330.409.8096.

Paddlers must have previous kayaking experience. Must be age 14 and up.

For more information please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

 

AUGUST

 

Canal Fulton Bicentennial

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:00pm-10:00pm
St. Helena Heritage Park, South Canal Street, Canal Fulton, Ohio

FREE event. Live entertainment, contests, races, displays, games, exhibitions, car truck and tractor show, fireworks, electric light parade and more.

For more information, visit canalfultonbicentennial.org or find them on facebook.

Little Explorers: Water

Wednesday, August 6, 2014; 10:30-11:30am

Bring your preschool aged child to discover the lives of butterflies with a story, craft, and discovery time. Plan for a short walk outside. Dress for the weather. Please register all adults and children planning to attend.

Preschool ages; ages 1-4. Register all adults and children planning to attend.

For more information and to register, please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Sandy & Beaver Canal Fishing Derby

Saturday, August 9, 2014; 9:00-11:00am

This derby for children ages 4-15 takes place at Whitacre Green Park in Waynesburg. Bait will be provided. Beverages and food will be for sale. Bring your own pole. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Registration begins at 8 a.m.  For ages 4-15.

For more information please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.


Night Canoeing on the Tuscarawas River

Saturday, August 9, 2014; 7:00-8:30pm

The Trailhead Canoe Livery at the Lake Ave. Trailhead on the Towpath Trail sponsors these nighttime trips on the Tuscarawas River. Arrive 30 minutes early for registration and transportation to the launch site. Reservations are recommended but not required at 1-800-291-0099. Bring a flashlight for the trip. Dates are: August 9, 7-8:30p; September 6, 6:30-8p; October 11, 6-7:30p $15 for 3 mile trip; $20 for 6 mile trip.

Reservations are recommended but not required at 1-800-291-0099. For more information, visit ErniesBikeShop.com

$15 for 3 mile trip; $20 for 6 mile trip.

Turtle, Turtle

Monday, August 11, 2014; 9:00-11:00am

Turtles are amazing reptiles that live in Stark Parks. Find out where they live, what they look like, and what they eat! Search for them, then make a craft. Please register all adults and children planning to attend.

Ticket and/or reservation information:  Please register all adults and children planning to attend. For ages 4 through seniors.

For more information please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Quickstart Kayak

Thursday, August 14, 2014; 5:30-8:30pm

Learn water safety and basic paddling techniques for paddling a kayak. Water rescues will also be demonstrated. All equipment is provided or you may bring your own. Register at 330.409.8096. Held at Walborn Reservoir.

For ages 12 through seniors. Register at 330.409.8096.

For more information please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Night Derby #2

Friday, August 15, 2014; 5:00-11:00pm

Registration begins at 5 p.m. with fishing from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for this night derby. Must show valid Ohio fishing license if age 16 or over. Winners must be present at midnight to receive cash prize. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Food and bait available for purchase. All Ages. $5 entry fee. Held at Sippo Lake Marina.

Ticket and/or reservation information:  Registration begins at 5 p.m. with fishing from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 entry fee.

For more information please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Little Explorers: Water

Wednesday, August 20, 2014; 10:30-11:30am

Bring your preschool aged child to discover the lives of butterflies with a story, craft, and discovery time. Plan for a short walk outside. Dress for the weather. Please register all adults and children planning to attend. Preschool ages 1-4.

For more information please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Canal History Walk: Bethlehem, Rochester & Navarre

Thursday, August 21, 2014; 10:00-11:30am

Join Stark Parks to uncover the history of the Ohio & Erie Canal and the Canalway Communities along its route. Meet at the Craig Pittman Trailhead for this leisurely 3-mile walk along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

For more information please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

Scavenger Paddle

Saturday, August 23, 2014; 1:00-3:00pm

Explore the waters of Deer Creek Reservoir on a paddling scavenger hunt. All equipment will be provided or you may bring your own. Pre-registration is required by calling 330.409.8096. Ages 12 through seniors. $5 per person.

For more information please visit StarkParks.com  or call 330.409.8096.

 

SEPTEMBER

Night Canoeing on the Tuscarawas River

Saturday, September 6, 2014; 6:30-8:00pm

The Trailhead Canoe Livery at the Lake Ave. Trailhead on the Towpath Trail sponsors these nighttime trips on the Tuscarawas River. Arrive 30 minutes early for registration and transportation to the launch site. Reservations are recommended but not required at 1-800-291-0099. Bring a flashlight for the trip. Dates are: September 6, 6:30-8p; October 11, 6-7:30p $15 for 3 mile trip; $20 for 6 mile trip.  For all ages.

Ticket and/or reservation information:  For all ages. Reservations are recommended but not required at 1-800-291-0099.

$15 for 3 mile trip; $20 for 6 mile trip. 

For more information, visit ErniesBikeShop.com

First Annual Ohio Hunger Dialogue

Saturday, September 27, 2014
8:00am-5:00pm

Walsh University’s Office of Global Learning and Office of Service Learning, in conjunction with Ohio Campus Compact, invite university administrators, faculty, and students to join with community partners and the general public in a dialogue to address issues of hunger in our local and global communities. The goal of this dialogue will be to seek solutions to domestic and global hunger through the teaching, research, and service activities of Ohio’s colleges and universities. 

Based on the models of dialogues already held in Kansas and North Carolina, Ohio will be the third state to host a state-wide meeting of higher educators devoted to seeking hunger solutions.

Keynote speaker will be three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Ambassador Tony Hall. A native of Dayton, Ambassador Hall served Ohio for more than 20 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 3rd District. He then served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Missions on Food and Agriculture and is now the Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger, a policy and advocacy group based in Washington DC.  

For more information, visit www.walsh.edu/hungerdialogue