Inspiring Inclusion and Common Humanity
Promoting Compassionate Action
Voices of Our Story
Fine Art Tells Stories
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Gemma Benton, Robert Davis, Yvon Dockter, Susan M. Davis,
Franceska Alexander, Jenny Hale
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Gallery Show curated by Susan M. Davis, Co-Project Director,
Co-Founder of The CoPassion Project - Humans Being Positively Human
The A Place To Call Home - Stories Inspiring Transformation Gallery Show at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, California, ran from November 16 - 26, 2017, in both the Granucci Gallery and Main/Lobby Gallery. Six artists' collections were featured in this group show, plus the stage set created by artist, Jenny Hale, each collection in complete alignment with the A Place to Call Home Project. All artists donated a portion of the sales of their artwork to an organization serving the homeless community. The APTCH Gallery Show is now available for exhibit at other galleries.
“Story” connects us to our humanity.
The Humanities and Arts communicate these stories.
The result is cultural transformation.
Inside the shell of addiction, mental illness, unpleasantness, and anger, sometimes buried very deep, there is joy, there is creativity . . .there is humanity. When we hear the stories of the broken and damaged people, we remember they are not separate from us. They are someone’s family member, a citizen . . . a person.
They are Us and We are Them. We are One.
And we all need a place to call home.
If we are ever to find solutions for homelessness in any community, whether urban or rural, we must bridge the divide in perspectives,
and operate from a place of
inclusiveness and common humanity.
All people want a place to call home; one where they are
safe, warm, cared for,
and can live with dignity.
All seven of the A Place To Call Home artists have had homelessness touch them in some way – for some it’s with family members or friends, some serve the homeless community, and some have had close brushes
with homelessness, themselves.
The artist's eye looks into the soul, and sees beauty and common humanity, and communicates compassion, so we all have an emotional
experience and are touched.