Primavera Foundation Invites Public to 40th Anniversary Art Exhibit: “What Does Home Mean to You?”

As it marks its 40th anniversary, Primavera Foundation invites the public to experience artwork and writing around the theme, “What does home mean to you?”

“Art is an important component of our daily life and humanity,” said Primavera CEO TishaTallman. “This exhibit is the result of a number of opportunities we have created at Primavera for staff and participants to create art to express their thoughts and dreams about what home means to them. We hope all will enjoy these brave and insightful expressions as we celebrate 40 years of service in the community.”

This event is the first of several planned this fall, all open to the public. This and the other
events will feature speakers, opportunities to learn more about housing and homelessness in Pima County, and how to help.

Primavera staff and participants have been given time to explore their artistic talents for the exhibit. Art and writing classes have been held at Primavera’s shelters this summer, where participants have focused on a variety of themes but mostly on what “home” means to them.

“I’ve done art my whole life,” said Kendra, who is staying at Primavera’s Casa Paloma. “It’s a very relaxing and therapeutic hobby that I love. The classes at the shelter helped take my mind off of a busy schedule, and the laughter with smiles from everyone really helped lift my spirit.”

Additional 40th anniversary events include:
• A garden tour at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1 at Tierra Anita Garden, 1230 N. Anita Ave.
• A community party 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Resource Center, 702 S. Sixth Ave.
• Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond will speak about poverty and related issues at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Fox Theatre Tucson, 17 W. Congress St. Tickets benefit the Primavera Foundation and are available at https://foxtucson.com/event/matthew-desmond/

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