Homelessness is a complicated issue and Art on a Journey, April 5th from 4:00-8:00PM, a free exhibition, seeks to showcase homeless artists who nurture the desire to create and share. The gallery will feature artists working in painting, photography, sculpture and jewelry.
One artist uses art "to keep busy" and help beat his neuroses. Another artist, recently housed, paints as a hobby, but is driven to prove that people on the streets "aren't a waste of space." She has a place in society and can do something really wonderful that most people can't.
At the grand opening, every piece of art you buy is a tremendous gift of self-esteem and financial support directly to the homeless artist who created it. Art enriches the lives of everyone around us and deepens our understanding of one another.
Art easters up encounters that can be surprising and unexpected because they offer a chance for us to hear the stories behind the artists' work. Art creates a new perspective on what fellowship with community members means and looks like.
Sometimes, addressing this complicated and chronic issue begins best by simply meeting people where they are. And, sometimes when you don’t have the words to convey meaning, images can speak volumes about the many different ways the world can be seen.
Making sense of the world and finding meaning and purpose in it -- is a journey we're all on. Art helps you notice the pain and beauty along the way. Artists are also donating 10% of what they sell on April 5th to Journey of Faith's homelessness ministry.
Refreshments will be provided, and select artwork will be on sale for cash only by client artists. We would love to have your help.