NOW ON TOUR:
Shelter at the Ohio Craft Museum
July 22, 2018 - October 4, 2018
Shelter at the Springfield Museum of Art
January 19, 2019 - June 1, 2019
CONTEMPORARY CRAFT | PITTSBURGH, PA
SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 - FEBRUARY 17, 2018
Shelter is universally identified as a basic human right, yet refuge and protection are out of reach for millions of people worldwide.
How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home provides a forum for craft artists’ responses to issues of shelter—global and local, public and private.
Featuring works by 14 contemporary artists from United States and abroad, Shelter aims to create awareness and open dialogue around the pressing public issue of human displacement and housing insecurity. The exhibition validated the human experience by showcasing art infused with personal stories and perspectives, and demonstrated that art-making is a vehicle for open communication, healing, and compassion.
Shelter features more than 40 works of art in diverse craft media by 14 contemporary artists from United States and abroad, including:
Contemporary Craft is grateful to partner with many inspiring and impactful community organizations and groups on Shelter.
LEADERSHIP AND PROGRAMMING PARTNERS:
- Allegheny Link
- Amnesty International Pittsburgh
- Bethlehem Haven
- Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh
- City of Asylum
- Community Blueprint
- Crisis Center North
- Design Center Pittsburgh
- Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Pittsburgh
- Northside Common Ministries
- Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
- Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project
- Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
- Vibrant Pittsburgh
Shelter in the News
Live Radio Interview with Janet McCall on Shelter
The Saturday Light Brigade | January 6, 2018 at 8:20 AM
Shelter Artist Clara Hoag interviewed on her artwork and her experience with Hurricane Harvey
WTAE | September 8, 2017, 6PM newscast
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home is made possible by the Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Staunton Farm Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Fine Foundation, the Brooks Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee, and Cohen & Grigsby. Media sponsored by 90.5 WESA, 91.3 WYEP, and NEXTpittsburgh.