ARTWORKS Loveland -Becky Hawley

There is No Place Like Home

July 11 - August 31

Opening Reception • July 11, 6–9 pm

Fundraising Reception
• Aug 8, 6–9 pm
Benefitting the House of Neighborly Service and the new Community Life Center

Artist’s Reception
• Aug 21, 6:30–8:30 pm
Artist’s Talk at 7

About the artist and exhibit

“It’s good to be home.” We’ve all said it. We love that feeling of being at “home”, being comfortable, reassured, safe.

Last year, in the midst of a move to my 24th, 25th . . . maybe 26th address, I reflected on what home means to me. I watched as others lost their home to fires and floods, and pondered what home means to others. Now that we live downtown, I come face to face with those we call “homeless” on a daily basis. I became obsessed by the whole idea of home.

So, I did what I do. I went through my old photos, reviewing my history. I searched out the old photos of others and imagined their history. I collected flood debris. People brought me fire debris. "There’s No Place Like Home" was born.

My art is about stories. Found objects already have a story, a history. I gather these materials and put them together to tell my story, and to get others to think about their stories. So my hope with this exhibit is to encourage you to think about what makes you feel at home. And to consider what others experience as well.

Help Others Feel at Home

There are 45,000 people living in poverty in Larimer County, 7,400 of them children. More than 3,000 of our citizens are homeless. During August at "There’s No Place Like Home" you can be part of creating a place that will help break the cycle of poverty and strengthen the Loveland community. Becky is creating small paper houses for those who donate $5 or more to the Community Life Center. A representative will be on hand at the August 8th reception to tell you more about their services, and about their campaign for the Community Life Center. Be a part of this life-changing organization.