Hobos to Street People
Artists’ Response to Homelessness
from the New Deal to the Present
Panel Discussion: October 12 from 2 – 4 pm
Show runs September 15 to November 9, 2012
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
Gallery walk through tour led by hobos to Street People curator Art Hazelwood.
Panel discussion: Homeless People’s Bill of Rights
Welcome: City of Richmond Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin.
Panelists: Paul Boden, Western Regional Advocacy Project, Boona Cheema, Building Opportunities of Self-Sufficiency, Jennifer Freidenbach, Coalition on Homelessness, Yvonne Nair, Saffron Street
This timely exhibit features the works of 30 artists working over the last 75 years to document the tragedy of homelessness and the government’s role in the crisis. through painting, printmaking, photograhopy, and mixed media, Depression-era and contemporary artists offer glimpses of life on the street and show many similarities between the eras. Artists include Rockwell Kent, Dorothea Lange, Fritz Eichenberg, Kiki Smith, Sandow Birk, the San Francisco Print Collective.