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August 14, 2009

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EVENT AT THE WALKER ART CENTER

Kulture Klub Collaborative (KKC) project raises awareness about homeless youth in the Twin Cities with installations by artists Lauri Lyons (NYC) and Tish Jones

Minneapolis: Home Is Where You Make It, a residency project by artists Lauri Lyons and Tish Joes is raising public awareness about the homeless youth population in the Twin Cities. The interactive installations provide an opportunity for homeless youth to develop and display their artwork to a broad audience, and are paired with a three-week long series of artist led workshops where homeless youth will write personal narratives and shoot black and white portraits. The portraits will then be digitally enlarged and mounted onto cardboard and assembled by the teens into 5’ x 7’ ‘houses’ on the street. The resulting structures will challenge common perceptions of the homeless population and literally bring a face to the issues they encounter daily.

Six ‘houses’ will be installed at various locations across the Twin Cities, including a temporary installation at the Walker Art Center in partnership with the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC). In addition, a companion book will accompany the project, featuring the portraits and handwritten texts of each teen discussing their interpretation of the term ‘home’ as well as their experiences being homeless. Fifty books will be printed, distributed to participants, and available for purchase online.

EVENTS AND DATES

Aug 3 – 21: Workshops and housing installations in various locations with KKC youth. Visit http://www.kultureklub.org/home%20is%20where.html for an installation schedule.

Aug 19: Lauri Lyons will be a guest on Minnesota Public Radio ‘Midmorning Show’ with host Kerri Miller at 10-11am CST.

Aug. 20: Lauri Lyons will give a free public lecture at the Walker Art Center at 6:30 pm.


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