North Sonoma County Services provides services pertaining to housing for both low-income and homeless people and runs transitional family housing in Healdsburg.
The group’s work will be highlighted in art, poetry, shelter prototypes and short films at the Paul Mahder Gallery from May 13-22.
The exhibit is called “Homelessness Reflections in Art,” and includes “A Place to Call Home.” It highlights the work of North Sonoma County Services through art and demonstrates the continuing challenges of shelter for all.
Art created by the students of local schools will be on display.
In addition, organizers will unveil the scale-sized prototype mobile shelters created by the Healdsburg High School art class led by Linus Lancaster as well as the shelters designed by Sebastopol artist and architect Ken Berman.
The shelters combine a sleeping area and secure storage and can be connected to a bicycle.
The opening reception will be at the gallery from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 13.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, the gallery will hold Student Film Night and screen the work of Marcus Cano and other students.
The exhibit will close with a reading of the poetry of homeless poet D. K. Holt on at 6 p.m. Monday, May 22 and at 7 p.m.
The exhibit will also present three more short films that evening.
The Paul Mahder Gallery is located at 222 Healdsburg Ave. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is closed on Tuesdays.
For more information about North Sonoma County Services, visit www.northsonomacountyservices.com.