Faces of Homelessness: Painting the Unseen Among Us

Doc-incontext-new-225x300Valley Beth Shalom, in launching a new initiative of bringing art in its many forms into the synagogue, is pleased to present Faces of Homelessness: Painting the Unseen Among Us. The Harold M. Schulweis Institute is proud to be the lead sponsor of this exhibit as part of its Creative Arts Program.

This art exhibition features 25 portraits by artist and clinical psychologist, Dr. Stuart Perlman, with accompanying personal stories, narratives about homelessness and texts from the Jewish tradition that speak to the issue. This initiative converts the walls of the synagogue into galleries that promote Jewish values by exhibiting artists and works that seek to transform lives and raise social conscience.  The exhibition includes a “what you can do” section and informational brochures with programs intended to alleviate homelessness in Los Angeles. The exhibition has been extended to run through December 2013 and is free of charge.  Docent-guided tours, available by appointment, will enrich your experience.  Groups are welcome. Please call 818 788-6000.

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS PICTURE FOR A PREVIEW OF THE PAINTINGS AND NARRATIVES