Brick City Gallery is exhibiting The Road I Call Home: Portraits and Films by Randy Bacon; Stories by Our Homeless Friends, March 19-April 20, 2018.
The Road I Call Home is a series of simple, direct studio portraits of homeless individuals, emphasizing the beauty, identity and integrity of each person. Accompanying each portrait is a panel outlining the subject’s circumstances in his or her own words. Randy Bacon's goal is to challenge viewers to recognize a common bond and consider intently. He views each person as a unique individual with a story that matters and considers these stories tools to help make the world a better place. Residing in Springfield, Missouri State University alumnus and award-winning artist Randy Bacon has been a professional photographer since 1984. He is in high demand for his portrait, commercial and documentary work.
Brick City Gallery will host a public reception for Randy Bacon and friends from 6-9 p.m. April 6 at Brick City. The reception will feature a pop-up sales gallery with work created by artists who are homeless. All proceeds will go to the artists. Brick City Gallery will also accept donations of art supplies in support of our homeless friends.
Randy Bacon will speak about his work and vision 6:30-8 p.m. April 19 in Meyer Library Auditorium. Parking permits will not be required in Bear Park South or Lots 19 and 20 for lecture attendees on the day of the lecture.
Brick City Gallery is located at 215 West Mill St., Springfield, MO. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Brick City Gallery is closed on all federal and university holidays.
Contact: 417-836-6794; BrickCityGalleries@MissouriState.edu