Wende Museum to Present The People’s Concern; Art of the Unhoused Dec. 16

Join us at the Wende Museum this Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. for an exploration of the art of the unhoused with Studio 526. This combination of artist panel and performance, held in conjunction with our exhibition Visions of Transcendence: Creating Space in East and West, offers a unique perspective on art’s power to help us break with our everyday situations and reveal truths which resonate across divides.

The People Concern’s Studio 526, a sanctuary for creative expression in Skid Row, brings us the voices of those who find strength and solace in art. Join us for insightful interviews conducted by Alice Corona, a mixed-media artist and Studio 526 manager, and Edgar Aguilar, External Communications Manager at The People Concern. The panel will feature artists Linda Leigh, Peter Villapudua, and “Duck” (Roy E. Turrentine), each sharing their unique journey and the role of art in their lives. There will also be soul-stirring poetry by Queen Mama Tabia and a vibrant drum circle led by Felix Garcia.

Experience the universal emancipatory potential of art through this compelling afternoon of dialogue and performance, concluding with a light reception in our garden.

Roy “Duck” Turrentine, Three Coyotes Have a Dream, 2017, acrylic on canvasCourtesy of the artist and The People Concern’s Studio 526

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