RICHLAND — An intimate look at the lives of people struggling with anorexia and bulimia is on display at WSU Tri-Cities.
“Skeleton in the Closet” features 20 portraits by art photographer Fritz Liedtke of Portland, Ore. Each portrait is accompanied by a statement from the person in the photograph (http://www.skeletoninthecloset.net/). The artist combined photographs and text to create a compelling narrative of life with an eating disorder, including what could lead a person down the path and the journey to free oneself.
The exhibit is open in The Art Center, inside the WSU Tri-Cities Consolidated Information Center, 2770 University Drive. Admission is free.
A reception on Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. features an informational talk about eating disorders, delivered by Phyllis Morris, academic director of the WSU Tri-Cities College of Nursing. The talk is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
“Skeleton in the Closet” runs through Nov. 30. The Art Center’s regular hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, although campus is closed for holidays on Nov. 11, Nov. 26 and Nov. 27.
Liedtke received his bachelor’s in fine arts from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. His career includes working as a freelance photographer since 1991 and serving as an instructor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Newspace Center for Photography.
Directions through construction (which is scheduled to be complete by Nov. 16): Drive north on George Washington Way, go straight past the construction “no through traffic” detour sign, pass Hanford High, turn right onto Sprout Road, take the first left into campus, then turn left onto the University Drive scenic loop to reach the CIC/Library building.