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Richmond library exhibit explores meaning of 'home' for Homeless Action Week

Vote for your favourite photo capturing the meaning of 'home' at Brighouse library from now until Oct. 12.
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Brighouse library is showcasing a series of photos aiming to capture the meaning of home in recognition of Homeless Action Week.

Richmond Public Library's Community Art Wall's October exhibit is highlighting the experience of homelessness and home in recognition of Homeless Action Week.

Visitors to the Brighouse branch will see a 3D sculpture titled "Home is...," as well as a series of photos taken by visitors to the Richmond Drop-In Centre with the prompt "What is important in your life?" The photos are taken through the lens of someone with the experience of homelessness with the goal to capture what "home" means to the photographer.

From now until Oct. 12, community members can vote for their favourite photo by dropping a completed ballot in the ballot box at the second-floor information desk at Brighouse library. 

The sculpture is presented by the Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition while the photos are presented in partnership with Turning Point Recovery Society and Richmond Public Art. 

The Community Art Wall is a collaboration between Richmond Public Library and local amateur artists.