ART WITH A PURPOSE: INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION

April 11, 2018

ART WITH A PURPOSE:  INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
Empathy Driven Art Gives Voice to Our Homeless


An installation focused on providing a voice for the area homeless by artist Heather Ford-Kodrick will open with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00 am at the Peoria Public Library at 107 NE Monroe Street.  The exhibit will remain open to the public through May 31st.  This human-centered, fine art interactive exhibit invites the entire community to explore and share what they need and how they can help through anonymous writing, drawing and reading.
 
“I believe art can be useful as well as beautiful. This installation came from my work with the South Side Office of Concern and meeting our community of homeless, struggling individuals. I wanted to give them a place to be heard, without having to face looks of pity, apathy or ignorance. I hope this interactive exhibit begins to unite those that need help and those that make the choice to help.” says Ford-Kodrick of her work. Through digital painting, drawing, animation and participation, this exhibit challenges the audience to face the needs in their community without blame or discrimination; it provides honest ways to communicate hardships and the space for those more fortunate to help.