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The Strangers Project Presents: Evidence of Living
Jun 19, 2014 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm| Free
Do you ever pass a stranger and wonder—”what’s their story?”
Join us as we return to Fountain Gallery to create a space to read thousands of anonymous, handwritten stories—and maybe even share your own.
“Evidence of Living” opens June 19th (Starting with our opening reception at 6PM) and will remain open through June 22nd.
JOIN US FOR OUR OPENING RECEPTION:
Please join us to mingle, read stories, and maybe even share your own. Beer and wine will be available (donations suggested for drinks) during the reception.
Thursday, June 19th: 6PM-9PM
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:
During the “Evidence of Living” exhibit, you’ll find three ways to be immersed in story:
Strangers Project Stories: The Strangers Project (http://strangersproject.com/) consists of over 7,000 stories collected face-to-face from Strangers around the country. I ask participants to write whatever they want—as long as it’s true. The result is a mosaic pieced together from the lives happening around us at every moment. These are the stories of our friends, our families, and people we’ve never spoken to. Every moment billions of stories are unfolding—this is a glimpse into some of those things we may otherwise not notice. These are our lives.
Fountain House Stories: Over the past week, The Strangers Project has teamed up with the Fountain Gallery (http://fountaingallerynyc.com/) artists to collect stories from members of the Fountain House community. Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support. During this collaboration, we hope to share these important stories with you.
Share Your Story: What will start as a blank wall will be filled of the stories of those that choose to add their own during their visit. Here, you’ll have an opportunity to make your mark and share your own story (anonymously) with the Strangers Project and add it to the exhibit.