Homeless In Paradise - life on the streets of sunny Southern California new exhibit at BC Space Gallery in conjunction with National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

BC Space Gallery (497-1880) is pleased to present a new exhibition entitled Homeless In Paradise.  This tough and timely show offers a penetrating look into life on the streets of sunny Southern California.

This multi-dimensional exhibit features the photographic work of Laguna Beach artists Faye Chapman and Tim Carmody, whose empathetic portraits bring the faces out of the shadows of our own small town streets. This work is juxtaposed with LA Times photographer Genaro Molina’s gritty portrayals of chronic homelessness in Los Angeles as shown in his highly acclaimed “Project 50” and “Skid Row” series.

There will be a public reception for Homeless in Paradise on Saturday, Nov 5, at 5:30 p.m.  The Soup Kitchen will begin serving at 6:36 offering a variety of wholesome home made soups (compliments welcomed); and at 7:47 guitarist Jason Feddy and poet John Gardiner will offer original musical and lyrical twists on Dickens.

Homeless in Paradise is presented in support of Laguna Beach’s participation in the National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual November event sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless.  Laguna Beach has been widely recognized for its invaluable support for this vulnerable segment of our population, with the community’s shelter, food and counseling programs during very difficult times.

The Third Annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week food drive and World Hunger Bowl events has been organized by members of the City’s Housing & Human Services Committee and the Laguna Resource Center (LRC).

With the goal of collecting 50,000 pounds of non-perishable food for the homeless and families in need, the Committee and LRC are requesting community members to donate food and other items during the month of November at collection sites at local businesses, churches and schools.

This year Waste Management of Orange County is again supporting the effort by providing collection bins and transporting the food to the LRC food pantry in Laguna Canyon. There is a central community food collection bin in the parking lot of the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Anne’s Dr.


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