Homelessness Art Installation @ the library

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Walk On By by Jay Poliziani is a multidisciplinary art experience that highlights the lives of homeless men and women in the Pittsburgh community and sparks dialogue about the issues surrounding homelessness. This exhibit is open to the public throughout the month of January 2018 at the Western Allegheny Community Library. You can watch this video online for more information about this project, and see details below for related events.

About the curator: Jay Poliziani is the Director of Northside Common Ministries.

MLK Day of Service – Homeless: Let’s Help Workshop
Monday, January 15, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
It feels good to give back! Join us on MLK Day of Service as we talk about need in our community and how we can give back. We will read the book “Last Stop on Market Street” and local artist Susy Robinson will teach us how to make origami houses, and how we can help those in need! All ages are welcome at this event and we will be accepting donations throughout the day.

Author Visit – Mike Boyce and “Homeless”
Saturday, January 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Knowing when and how to discuss homelessness with your child is a difficult task. Local author Mike Boyce feels passionately about the subject of homelessness and how even the youngest of us can help. “I have written and illustrated a book for children aged 2-10 to explain homelessness and to create a dialogue about this growing community and how it affects us all,” says Mike. “The book is written to be educational and uplifting…I just want to help our next generation understand and relate to the issue of being without a home.” There will be a reading of the book and interactive portion of the program to get little ones involved. All ages and families welcome.

“Walk On By” Panel Discussion
Saturday, January 20, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
The “Walk On By” exhibit is intended to create a dialog around the subject of homelessness in the Pittsburgh community. Join us for a panel discussion with the artists and curators of the exhibit. Refreshments will be provided.