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Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home Closing Celebration

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home opening celebration weekend

Don’t miss the last chance to enjoy the thought-provoking social justice art exhibit – Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home here in Pittsburgh. Shelter features 14 artists from the US and abroad with 35+ works that explore the pressing public issues of human displacement and housing insecurity through the lens of craft.

Enjoy a Saturday of art, entertainment, and community building as we celebrate the closing of Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home. This event is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation at the door.

  • 2- 3 PM: Dialogue with the Artists. Shelter‘s exhibiting artists Seth Clark, Chris Ivey, and ROY will hold an informal artist talk to share their thoughts on their artwork and the issue explored through Shelter.
  • 3 – 4 PM
    • Rendering Home (2017)
      Dance performance created by Pittsburgh dance artist Kaitlin Flynn Goodwin and Emily V. Koch. Rendering Home showcases personal perspectives of home and the varying stories that inevitably follow; both the stories of displacement and uncertainty as well as those of hope and restoration.
    • Poetry reading by Osama Alomar, one of City of Asylum‘s writers-in-residence. Osama Alomar is one of the most well-respected Arabic poets writing today, and a prominent practitioner of the Arabic al-qisa al-qasira jiddan, the “very short story.” Alomar’s first full-length collection of stories, The Teeth of the Comb, is published by New Directions in April 2017.


February 17
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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