CollageIndianapolis, Indiana – February 28, 2013

Telling Our Stories

April 5 – April 30, 2013

Opening Friday, April 5th, 7 – 10 p.m.

 

Fletcher Place Arts and Books is pleased to present Telling Our Stories, an exhibition of work from residents of A New Way of Life.  Please join us on Friday, April 5th from 6 – 10 p.m. for the exhibit’s opening and to meet the artists.

A New Way of Life, a transitional housing ministry located in the Fountain Square area, partnered with the LYN House and Cities of Refuge Ministries to go through the Viewfinder  Project.  The resulting photographs provide glimpses into their stories and perspective.

“It will give a chance for our guys to let the community know where they’ve been and where they’re trying to go,” Floyd Wimbush, founder and director, said.  “It brings life to our mission statement.”

The exhibit is a collection of photographs taken in Fountain Square and downtown Indianapolis.  They explore the beauty and ugliness in their lives and reflect the choices they have made and point to their future.

Cities of Refuge Ministries, a sister transitional housing non-profit, will also be providing catering for the event.

For additional information, e-mail Maurice Broaddus at mauricebroaddus@gmail.com.

 

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A New Way of Life Ministries is a faith-based, non-profit organization, assisting men and women in the homeless community transition towards independent living.  Learn more at http://www.anewway-life.org/

Fletcher Place Arts and Books is a place where artists could display their work, books could be available for all to share and read, space could exist for people to begin engaging the creative process.  Learn more at http://fpartsandbooks.com/

The LYN House  provide a safe place for the community’s residents, to gather for fellowship, and to help meet the educational needs of the community through tutoring and mentoring, and to serve as a hub for service projects and mission teams who want to come and redevelop the neighborhood.  Learn more at http://www.lynhouse.org/

Cities of Refuge Ministries assists motivated homeless men and women in the greater Indianapolis community transition from a state of homelessness to a stable living arrangement through employment and home ownership.  Learn more at http://www.coreindy.org/

The Viewfinder Project uses photography to help people of all ages “see life differently” challenging them to use creative thinking in becoming community change makers.   Learn more at http://theviewfinderproject.com/