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For the Grace of God, text from note by formerly homeless
person, embossed on 36 gauge aluminum, 5" x 7"

Art @ the Y presents

Poverty and homelessness in
A community art action curated by Jane Gilmor

On view at Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA from January 26, 2017 through March 2017.

Champaign-Urbana is facing a crisis in housing for low-income families and the under-sheltered. To bring this issue into sharper focus, the University Y’s Art @ the Y program, in collaboration with the School of Art + Design and the School of Social Work, initiated BED SHOE HOME, a community-based art action organized by internationally renowned artist Jane Gilmor. Gilmor was in residence in CU for a month this fall working in community organizations serving the homeless: the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Courage Connection, and the Phoenix Center.

This exhibition is dedicated to all those in Champaign-Urbana without affordable housing.
All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public



Wedneday, January 25, 2017 | 4:00pm
George A. Miller Visiting Artist Talk

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 5:00pm-7:00pm | Artist Talk at 5:30pm
Exhibition Opening of BED SHOE HOME
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YMCA of the University of Illinois
1001 South Wright, Champaign

Special thanks to:
Center for Advanced Study, UIUC
George A. Miller Endowment
School of Art + Design
School of Social Work
Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
Courage Connection
The Phoenix Center

Murphy Gallery Hours
Mondays-Fridays from 9am to 9pm
Closed on weekends, except in the case of special events.
Questions? Contact Ann Rasmus at or at 217-337-1500

Parking Nearby:
Parking lot on 6th between Daniel & Chalmers - Free after 5pm.
Parking garage on 6th & John - Free after 5pm.
Street parking on Wright, Chalmers, & 6th Streets for 75¢ per hour.
Municipal lot on Green & 5th Streets for $1 per hour.

See what's happening next at Art @ the Y's Upcoming Page.

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