Monday, July 2, 2012

Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present

On Saturday, Elle and I were honored to autograph copies of Until They Have Faces at the Loveland Museum/Gallery.  This display of the book and book signing were part of the Museum's exhibit, Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present.

A kind museum visitor took this photo of Maryjo, Elle and me on Saturday at the exhibit.

The Loveland Museum's exhibit was tremendous!  It is a traveling exhibition and compares artistic interpretations of homelessness.  Particularly meaningful to me was the Dorothea Lang: Precarious Lives component of the exhibit.  Her black and white photographs of migrant workers during the Dust Bowl era were especially striking. Showing DMPage Images photographs at an exhibit with Dorothea Lang photographs was a great honor.

A delightful component of the event occurred when Maryjo Morgan, a Loveland resident and one of the book's volunteer writers, surprised us by visiting and autographing books, too. We had not seen Maryjo for about a year, and she had not yet had the opportunity to see a book (the copy she purchased is still being held for her by a friend in Boulder.)

The exhibit runs until August 12.  While Until They Have Faces will no longer be on exhibit there, the Museum will host a variety of special and related exhibits and programs.  For more information, go to:  
http://www.cityofloveland.org/index.aspx?page=1800





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