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In the Gallery: Coffee & Conversation — Stories of Homelessness

In the Gallery: Coffee & Conversation — Stories of Homelessness

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Our Gallery at the Garden features a great new show for December: Coffee & Conversation — Stories of Homelessness, by Liz LaVorgna and Wyatt Andrews. Stories of Homelessness is a photography and video exhibit with a community art wall installation that brings together two cross-sections of our community: people experiencing homelessness and people who have stable housing.

Throughout the month the show’s creators will host “Coffee & Conversation Hours” (with coffee provided!) in order to create awareness about how we connect as human beings and how we respond to community issues. The hope is that by showing and encouraging conversation, it will help the community to connect and treat each other with kindness, respect, and dignity.

We’ll also be collecting items that are useful to homeless people, all month, especially those on the “10 under $10” list. Did you know that all of the items on this list are super easy to get and are under $10 each?  Why not pick up an extra item the next time you shop so you can donate it to Homeless for the Holidays! Coffee & Conversation project is collecting items at the River Garden in December and all donations will go to the Groundworks Drop-in center’s Food Shelf.

  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers, all sizes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dish Detergent
  • Laundry soap
  • Wool Socks

Bring your items to:  The River Garden, 157 Main St, Brattleboro VT, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The first Coffee & Conversation hours will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, from 9 to 10 a.m. and again during Gallery Walk, 5:30-8 p.m.

The show’s opening night event, an evening of art and stories, will take place Saturday, Dec. 5 from 7-10 p.m.

Additional Coffee and Conversation Hours will take place as part of the River Garden’s Brown Bag Lunch series, from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, Friday, Dec. 18, Tuesday, Dec. 22, and Friday, Dec. 29.

Normal gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (except during special events at the River Garden). The Gallery is located at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro VT.