Tompkins County Public Library

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Perspectives on Homelessness and the Indigent - An Exhibit of Visual Art and Poetry

"COWBOY 2" / Living on the Edge
Luther E. Vann
 Tompkins County Public Library presents Perspectives on Homlessness and the Indigent, a Visual Art and Poetry Exhibit curated by Benn Tedrus Feshbach Nadelman on display March 10 through May 24, 2012.

An opening reception, panel presentation and public forum, The Homeless and Indigent; Causes, Effects and Solutions will take place on Thursday, April 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the BorgWarner Community room.
"How did you get here?"
Daphne Sola
 This timely, important exhibit addresses an important subject through the eyes of 41 visual artists and poets including creative professionals, those administering to the indigent, students and those who are members of the indigent community.

The works featured represent a vast range of sociopolitical, demographic and aesthetic perspectives and include art work in all media as well as poetry.

Amelia Burns
When inviting people to participate in this exhibit, curator Benn Nadelman’s primary criteria was that artwork and poems should address the subject/theme and be appropriate for viewing by the general public. There has been no content editing either by the curator nor the Library.

Some exhibits in the show are for sale.  The Library takes no commission but asks patrons to deal directly with the artists, some of whom will be donating the proceeds of their sales to charitable organizations serving the indigent.

This exhibit is made possible in part by grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

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