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Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home Closing Celebration

February 17, 2018 @ 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, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Contemporary Craft
5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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