Designed jointly by Shira Walinsky and Ernel Maritnez, the Home Safe murals incorporate images, words, and concepts drawn from art and stories created by project participants.
This past weekend, journey2home was featured with a four-minute segment on “America’s News Headquarters.”
journey2home is a socially engaged public art project that illuminates the challenges of housing insecurity for youth and engages the Philadelphia community in hearing their stories. The goals of journey2home […]
By: Ernel Martinez, Jared Wood Assisted by Rebecca Miller Special thanks to: Amir Casey, Marcus Boyd, Stephen Drain, Zack Lucas, Faris Bey, Devon Harrison, Nariah Harison, Eddia Wright Death of Access […]
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Life’s Journey documents a one day performative workshop with youth at the Attic Youth Center highlighting items found along life’s path and what they represent to the traveler.
The kitchen or dining room table is often an icon in youth stories of home. It is a focal point for this installation, which will be used at key intervals in the project to take the story collecting on the road. The viewer is encouraged to take a seat at the table and respond to objects, listen to others’ stories and interact with others who might join the group.
Participants, youth, neighbors, artists, surrounding community, and advocates were welcomed to the storefront hub with food, music and art making. The storefront is the focal point, hub, a filter, an opportunity and place for conversation and storytelling about the complex issue of housing insecurity for the duration of the project.
Journey2home, a public art project that illuminates the challenges of housing insecurity for youth, opened to the public on December 13,2013. Over a hundred people attended! The installation included youth art work and artwork generated by artists- in- residence Ernel Martinez and Shira Walinsky in response to the youth, their artwork, statements and ideas.