OPENING RECEPTION: Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999 + Picturing Homelessness
Saturday, January 27
12:30 – 2:30pm
The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park, in association with the Mary Ellen Mark Foundation, invites you to the opening of Picturing Homelessness, featuring artworks by children, grades 1-5, in The Stewpot’s Saturday Kids’ Club, and Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999, the second installation in the incremental and progressive exhibition Looking for Home: A Yearlong Focus on the Work of Mary Ellen Mark.
The opening reception, January 27 from 12:30 – 2:30pm, will include a free taco lunch and a public dialogue with the children artists, their parents, Stewpot clients and staff, and the general public. This program is the first in The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series.
Picturing Homelessness was developed as an educational initiative by The Stewpot’s Saturday Kids’ Club and The Museum of Street Culture. The children’s artworks, to be installed in the arched windows of The Stewpot on Young Street and Park Avenue, were created through the collaborative efforts of children in the Saturday Kids’ Club, who were asked to discuss and reflect on issues and stereotypes of homelessness, ideas of home, and how and why we should work to end homelessness.
Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999 and Picturing Homelessness will be on view on the street and inside The Stewpot. Beginning January 29, 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 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.
For more information: www.museumofstreetculture.org