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ExhibitionShelter: Crafting a Safe Home

Nov 24, 2018–Jan 6, 2019

semi abstract image of a house in dark gold and black and white textures

Exhibition Overview

How does lack of safety and security affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Fourteen contemporary artists tackle the public issue of human displacement and housing insecurity in Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home. This exhibition features their responses to issues of shelter—global and local, public and private. Shelter is a socially engaged art experience with the aim to create awareness and open dialogue around an urgent social issue. The artwork will validate the human experience by showcasing art infused with personal stories and perspectives, and will demonstrate that art-making is a vehicle for open communication, healing, and compassion.

IMAGE: Holly Grace, Round Mountain Hut, 2016, blown glass, kiln formed and silver stain with integrated LED light, 7 1/2 x 14 x 8 in., photo by David McArthur of Parallax Photography.

Programming & Financial Support

This exhibition was organized by Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.