Voices of Home pairs the audio stories of individuals who live in affordable housing with painted portraits. The results are interactive art shows displayed in community spaces in which the conversation is driven by our most vulnerable people. We invite you to experience the work in person. This page will be updated as more opportunities arise throughout the year. Be sure to follow us on facebook for updates.
October 2017, University of Vermont's Living and Learning Center
Voices of Home
had the honor of be invited to speak at the University of Vermont's Visiting Artist series as part of the Living and Learning Center Arts Initiative. To a full classroom, we shared the stories of residents interviewed for Voices of Home, talked about the importance of affordable housing in Burlington, and discussed the roll art and story sharing plays in our communities.
August 2017, City Market Member Art Wall
For the month of August,Voices of Home was featured on City Market's member wall.
September 8th, 9th, & 10th, Bobbin Mills as part of Art Hop
Voices of Home will be featured at the Bobbin Mills Community Center on Pine street as part of the South End Art Hop. Organized by Burlington Housing Authority resident leaders, the space will be used to preview the new stories shared by BHA residents as part of Voices of Home, a demonstration of "shadow painting" by local artist Kylie Daily, and the artwork of participating residents. This space will serve as a point of access to BHA residents, many of whom do not attend the art despite living very close to the event location.
May - July 2017, New City Galerie
Voices of Home was featured as part of the New City Galerie, Here Still. NEW CITY GALERIE is a hospitable space for the arts in the center of downtown Burlington, Vermont, located at 132 Church Street on the south end of the Church Street Marketplace above Ake’s Place bar.
“The painted portrait is the fruit of an act of stillness, of noticing what remains present in the aftermath of lived experience, of truthfully seeing the physical human form and the circumstances that surround it, capturing the gravity and dignity of what is here still.”
Heart and Home
ONE Arts Center
April 1st- June 1st
Fair Housing Month Art Opening at ONE Arts Center
“Heart and Home” examined personal perspectives on the impact of neighborhood and community.
Featuring Voices of Home, local artists Corrine Yonce, Sabah Abbas, and Marchelle Mixson honor Fair Housing month with their own reflections of home.
April is designated fair housing month due to the passing of the Fair Housing Act, an act closely associated with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that sought to end housing discrimination and advance inclusivity and social justice.