Root Division presents We Are Home: Visions & Voices of the Tenderloin Community Quilt, facilitated and co-curated by Mattie Loyce of Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH) and Mary Hogue of Mission Praxis, featuring art by over 70 artists and participants across the Tenderloin neighborhood.
We Are Home: Visions and Voices of the Tenderloin Community Quilt is an exhibition presenting the work of the Tenderloin Community Quilt project. Beginning in the Fall of 2022 the project engaged the extended Tenderloin through collective quilt-making workshops to express the significance and meaning of ‘home’. The exhibition is the culmination of one year of work, featuring a film of interviews with resident artists, archival print content from the SFPL Tenderloin Archive, and the large-scale collaborative quilts created through its workshops.
In the face of the pandemic, overdose epidemic, and housing crisis that disproportionately affect the Tenderloin neighborhood, the Tenderloin Community Quilt focuses on amplifying the voices of people who have the lived experience of homelessness, and those that care for, or live and work in community with unhoused neighbors. Extending the collaboration and contributions of the project throughout the Tenderloin community, Mattie Loyce hosted workshops at the nine DISH sites and throughout the Tenderloin with Hospitality House, The Healing Well, The Tenderloin Museum, Skywatchers, Faithful Fools, and CounterPulse. With support from Mary Hogue of Mission Praxis, the quilt squares will be joined into a series of large-scale community quilts and exhibited for the first time at Root Division this November.
Featured in the Frank-Ratchye Project Space: RD Studio Artist Rachel Dean's exhibition Spaces of Gratitude.
We can't wait to see you at our Second Saturday event on November 11 from 4-6pm!
We Are Home: Visions & Voices of the Tenderloin Community Quilt will be on view in the Root Division Gallery (by appt.) or online in our Square Store from November 9 - 29, 2023.
* For the safety of our extended community, we encourage you to continue to wear a mask when in the Root Division space.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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