Presented in partnership with the Saturday Kids' Club
The Stewpot staff with support from The Museum of Street Culture will work with the children in the Saturday Kids' Club to develop their ideas about homelessness and how they visualize it. Children will create artworks portraying homelessness in terms of both the way things are now, and what they would like to see happen to the same people in the future. Staff will facilitate discussions about how this type of change occurs, and how art acts as a catalyst for changing the world around us. Participants will be able to view their artworks in an exhibition at the opening reception, January 27 from 12:30 - 2:30pm. The event will include a free taco lunch and a public dialogue with the children artists, their parents, Stewpot clients and staff, and the general public. Picturing Homelessness will be on view on the street and inside The Stewpot. Beginning January 29, 2018, docent led tours by Stewpot clients will be available, free of charge, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12-1pm.
Photography and Social Justice
Presented in partnership with the Junior and Venturing Crew
The Museum of Street Culture will partner with The Stewpot staff for this special program offered to middle and high school students involved in the Junior and Venturing Crew programs. Participants will gain understanding of homelessness and will explore photography as a means for documentation, with an introduction to photojournalism. An exhibition of their works will open in April 2018.