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SFA to open fast food photography exhibition

March 16, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk
Susana Raab's "A Chicken in Love, Athens, Ohio" is one of the photographs included in "Consumed: Fast Food in the US," which the SFA School of Art will open at 6 p.m. Monday, March 22, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open a photography exhibition, "Consumed: Fast Food in the US," at 6 p.m. Monday, March 22, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Susana Raab's 20 photographs document America's deep-seated obsession with fast food, explained Christian Cutler, director of SFA galleries. From the eating contests to the mascots designed to appeal to young children, Susana captures the influence of the fast food franchise super powers and the saturation of their marketing strategies on
everyday American life, he continued.

Raab will give a gallery talk during the opening reception to which the public is invited.

The show, which will run through Saturday, May 15, in the center's upstairs hallway, is sponsored in part by the SFA Photography Program, SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St.

Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.