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Artists for the upcoming handwashing exhibition chosen

July 13, 2011
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ATLANTA — Georgia-Pacific Professional, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention''s (CDC) David J. Sencer Museum and the CDC Foundation, has selected six diversely talented artists to be featured in the upcoming exhibition, Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Well, according to a press release.

Opening September 24, 2011, at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum (formerly the Global Health Odyssey Museum) at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, the exhibition will explore the importance of proper handwashing through a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, video projection and vinyl installation, the release stated.

"Handwashing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of disease," said Bill Sleeper, president of Georgia-Pacific Professional.

"We want to bolster awareness of the health benefits of hand hygiene. With the help of these artists, we believe this nontraditional and innovative approach to handwashing education will generate greater awareness, reach new audiences and help prevent the spread of infection," Sleeper added.

According to the release, the exhibition will feature all new works, ranging from humorous to spiritual themes.

Click here to read the complete release.

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