What does “shelter” mean to you? For some, it’s a tangible physical space. For others, it’s a state of mind where one feels nurtured and protected. In this multimedia exhibition, 14 Philadelphia artists collaborated with ten Philadelphia households, previously on the verge of homelessness, whose homes were restored by volunteers from Rebuilding Together Philadelphia. Exhibit highlights include story portraits of veterans by Daniel Heyman, paintings by Joan Wadleigh Curran, a site-specific video installation by Ricardo Rivera, and photographs by Zoe Strauss. Shelter raises questions about what we really need, and what we discover when we reach through our own comfort zone into the lives of others.

Presented by First Person Arts in collaboration with the Painted Bride.

Independence Foundation Gallery for the Visual Arts
Conceived and curated by Marianne Bernstein
First Friday Receptions: November 6 and December 4
shelter exhibit details
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