Tiny’s Family Life, 2003-2005 + Photography and Social Justice
Saturday, April 14
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park, 1822 Young Street, Dallas, 75201 (The Stewpot)
The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park, in association with the Mary Ellen Mark Foundation, invites you to the opening of Tiny’s Family Life, 2003-2005, the third installation in the incremental and progressive exhibition Looking for Home: A Yearlong Focus on the Work of Mary Ellen Mark and Photography and Social Justice, featuring artworks by teens, grades 7-12, in The Stewpot’s Junior and Venturing Crews.The opening reception, April 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, will include a free meal and docent-led tours will be available.
Photography and Social Justice was developed as an educational initiative by The Stewpot’s Junior and Venturing Crews and The Museum of Street Culture. The teen’s photographs, to be installed in the windows above The Stewpot parking garage, were created through the collaborative efforts of teens in the Junior and Venturing Crews, who were asked to discuss and reflect on issues and stereotypes of homelessness, ideas of home, and how photography can play a role in social justice.
Tiny’s Family Life, 2003-2005 and Photography and Social Justice will be on view on the street and inside The Stewpot. Beginning April 16, 2018, docent led tours by Stewpot clients will be available, free of charge, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12-1pm.
Looking for Home is curated by Alan Govenar (founding director, The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park) and Martin Bell, Meredith Lue, and Julia Bezgin (Mary Ellen Mark Foundation), and is supported in part by Encore Park Dallas, Documentary Arts, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, The Sister Fund, The Stewpot, First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Moody Foundation, and the Restoration Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas.
Exhibition Design: Studio Adrien Gardère
Architects: Oglesby Greene
The Museum of Street Culture is located in Encore Park in the heart of an historic area of downtown Dallas, flanked by the Farmers Market, City Hall, and the Main Street District. Pioneered by The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas and formally organized as a non-profit organization in 2013, Encore Park is a community of social and cultural services located on the south side of Young Street and on the east and west sides of the 500 block of Park Avenue. Encore Park brings together people of all cultures and faiths through dialogue, education, service, music, and art in the pursuit of abundant life, building community at the crossroads of creativity and caring.