New Art in Molly’s: Music is My Life


Molly’s Cafe at the Henry Art Gallery has quarterly shows of artwork from community organizations. For the Summer Quarter we will be showing Music is My Life, an Art Show of Drawings and Stories by Homeless Young People.

Music is My Life includes drawings and stories by 129 homeless young people, aged 15-25. The drawings and stories were created as part of Jill Woelfer’s PhD dissertation research. Homeless young people were asked to imagine a music device that could help someone experiencing homelessness and then draw a picture of the device and write a story about a situation where the device would be used. The goal of Music is My Life is to bring the voices of homeless young people to the community in order to increase understanding and spark further discussions.

The Music is My Life show will be on display at Molly’s Café at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington from May to August 2013. The show consists of 8 panels with reproductions of 18 drawings and stories and a website where all 129 drawings and stories can be viewed. The Music is My Life show was prepared by a community-based team. The team is led by Jill Palzkill Woelfer, a PhD candidate at the University of Washington Information School and includes: homeless young people, staff from agencies that provide services to homeless young people, University of Washington students, alumni, staff and faculty, business leaders in the University District, and other neighbors.

Come check it out!

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