CCO Residents Art Event!

CCO shelter guests hosted an inspiring and original art event last Saturday, April 26 from 5-8pm. The event took place at Epworth United Methodist Church in Chicago.

Greg Palmer organized the event and showcased his artwork. He had several portraits of celebrities along with some abstract art. His work will be on exhibit on May 24 at the Creative CoWorker in Evanston, Illinois. The uniquely urban artwork of Shawn Price was displayed along with his original play. Also, Quwa displayed his work at the event and said that he always adds a spiritual element to his pieces. His most recent focus is on natural meditation pads.

We are very proud of the three men who shared their artistic endeavors with the public. It was an inspiring and encouraging evening!

The Living News : Shelter / Chicago

THE LIVING NEWS: SHELTER

The Living News: Shelter / Chicago is a dynamic living newspaper that examines the stories about homelessness and homeless people in Chicago.

“Artists and journalists are working with policy-makers, social workers, and homeless men, women and children, to create THE LIVING NEWS: SHELTER — a play that propels citizens to examine the complicated terrain between flashy headline news and the often invisible worlds of those living homeless on American streets.”

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View Silent Auction Prints

Jim Newberry, photographer

Don’t miss Five Photographer : Five Visions of Social Justice event that will be taking place on Thursday, August 29 at Alibi Art Gallery from 6 – 9pm. The night will include a silent auction of selected prints by Jim Newberry, Sandro, Fred Burkhart, David Gremp and Michelle Britton.

These amazing photographers have captured the city and urban life in the images that will be on display. Michelle Britton, CCO intern and Chicago photographer, will have prints of CCO residents on display.

Click here to view some of the photographs up for silent auction. And plan to join us for this amazing fundraising event! All proceeds from the silent auction and the $10 door fee will go directly to CCO.

Thank you!