Where I Hang My Hat
An Exploration of Home by the HomelessAugust 5th - 6th, 2011
One Night Only!
First Friday, August 5th
6 PM – 12 AM
Check out this video of their performance at Friday’s show!
About the Show
Where I Hang My Hat features homeless and at-risk artists who will explore the meaning of home and their experiences living in transition. The Launch Pad Gallery, in collaboration with Outside In is hosting a one night event on Friday August 5, 2011 at 6 pm.
The goal of the event is to provide artists struggling with poverty and physical and mental health challenges with a venue to display their work. We have artists that live on our streets and Outside In believes they are producing art that is beautiful and should be seen by other people. 100% of the sale of art pieces will go to the artists.
The show was envisioned by Kara Edge, a Mental Health Therapist in Outside In’s Clinic. Seeing the value of art as a therapeutic and esteem-enhancing tool, Kara saw the benefits her clients experienced when their art was showed publicly: “I was getting inspired by artwork our clients were doing and I wanted them to have a venue to see how they inspire others.”
Kara Edge and Ben Pink, Director of Launch Pad Gallery will curate the show. The public is invited to participate in an interactive, collaborative piece. Community artists, clients from Outside In and event attendees will work in collaboration to explore “What is Home?” in an art installation. A temporary structure will be constructed and event attendees can explore and participate in their own meaning of home.
The event is free to attend. Donations are encouraged. Outside In can happily accept the following items: athletic socks, new hygiene supplies and backpacks. Join us for a night of music, food and art fun!
Sponsors include Oregon Brush Clearing and Roadside Attraction.
Outside In provides services and support to more than 10,000 people in poverty each year. For 42 years, we have provided safety off the streets, meals, and skilled counselors. An on-site transitional housing program delivers one of the most successful outcomes in the nation. Access to medical and mental health services, a nationally recognized job training center, a thriving education program and drug and alcohol treatment groups work to move people towards improved health and self-sufficiency.
For more information, please visit www.OutsideIn.org.