MK Studio: Dignity

MK Studio: Dignity | Belonging | Change
 
Curated by Travis Beauchene, MFA student
October 7 - October 25, 2013
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 8, 6:00-8:00 pm
Gallery 102, led by MFA student Travis Beauchene, teamed up with Miriam’s Kitchen to present “MK Studio: Dignity | Belonging | Change.”  This exhibition represented the art and poetry produced by D.C. artists who are or have been chronically homeless. The opening reception featured spoken word, guest speakers, and light refreshments, and art supply donations were accepted.  The donations will be used for participants in the art therapy program at Miriam’s Kitchen, which provides space and materials for homeless guests to create work representing their experiences. The exhibition featured work in a variety of media, including painting, jewelry, poetry, photography, spoken word, and sculpture. 
 “Homelessness is a community issue and it demands a community solution,” he said. “Gallery 102 isproud to set example to public and private organizations throughout the city that we all have a role in addressing homelessness, and that we can all be a part of the solution.”

About Miriam’s Kitchen

Celebrating 30 years of service, Miriam’s Kitchen is committed to ending chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C. by creating meaningful connections with displaced individuals, connecting them with permanent housing, and ensuring they have the necessary support to remain in housing. Miriam’s Kitchen advocates for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and high-quality social services to more than 5,000 homeless individuals each year.  

 

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Miriam's Kitchen
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