Piecing Community Together

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Name: Piecing Community Together
Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
Event Description:
Piecing Community Together Awareness, Food & Fun!
 
Hope on the Hill, in conjunction with Cooperative Ministries, COMPASS Center, the Housing Authority of Yamhill County, Provoking Hope, and other community stakeholders continue to hold a series of Piecing Community Together events for community members to come alongside those impacted by homelessness. Guests have been able to enjoy a variety of games, art, and a hearty meal. Art projects were creatively started on the provided canvas puzzle pieces painted with acrylics, card board that was utilized to write personal messages, art drawings and individual stories of homelessness. Awareness pins fashioned out of repurposed puzzle pieces have been made available and will continue to be available at each event.
 
WHEN: Second Thursday of each month, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
WHERE: McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 NE 2nd Street, McMinnville. 
 
PROJECT GOALS:
  • Reach community members, raise awareness and increase support for the homelessness issue through art, allowing us to bring the humanity of a complex issue to the forefront of discussion
  • Building relationships with community members that are impacted and work with them to identify and express their heart and story through artistic expression
  • Have an art installation that can be displayed in local galleries, businesses, restaurants and wineries.
ART INSTALLATION WILL INCLUDE: 
  • Canvas puzzle pieces that are painted by impacted individuals and put together in an art piece that represents the population group they self-identify with. 
    • 10 identified population groups are:  Children, Chronic, Seniors, Developmentally/Intellectually Disabled &/OR Medically Fragile/Mental Health, Veterans, Doubled up/Couch surfing, LGBT/Vulnerable groups, 3.5 million 1 pay check away, Generational poverty, & the unnamed/uncaptured
  • One large piece that cohesively captures the entire project
  • Wall displays of cardboard signs modeled after the typical signage held on the roadside that have been artistically created with a personal story. These are being done either directly by individuals or individuals can work with an artist to create their story.
Location:
McMinnville Cooperative Ministries
544 NE 2nd Street.
McMinnville, OR 97128
Date/Time Information:
Second Thursday of each month
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Contact Information:
Elise Hui at 503.883.4318
Fees/Admission:
FREE
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