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Homeless artists showcase work at UW

Published on October 26, 2017

People looking at an art piece in an exhibit
Image Credit: ​Wikimedia commons: ARUP LODH World of Art: GNU Free documentation

One way to humanize the homeless is through art. “Telling our stories: art and home(lessness)” is a show Oct. 11-Dec. 15 featuring the work of six artists living in a low-barrier supportive housing project. They are part of an artists’ collective developed out of collaboration with University of Washington researchers, the Downtown Emergency Service Center and residents at 1811 Eastlake, a low-barrier supportive housing project.

“We have so much talent among individuals we work with,” said Dr. Seema Clifasefi, an associate professor of psychiatry in the UW School of Medicine. She is one of the co-directors of the UW Harm Reduction Research and Treatment Center, which helps to reduce substance-related harm and improve quality of life with substance-abusing communities.

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Originally posted on Newsroom by Bobbi Nodell
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