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Kelowna homeless lifestyle captured through art

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August 27, 2017 - 11:30 AM

KELOWNA - The realities of people experiencing homelessness has been captured in an art installation titled See: Kelowna.

The Kelowna Museums Society and Metro Community invite residents to See: Kelowna on Aug. 29 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the at the Okanagan Heritage Museum on 470 Queensway Ave. 

"Why are so many people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna?" and "What do people on the street want us to see and understand?" are presented in an installation where people can express their personal experience of homelessness, according to a Kelowna Museums Society media release.

To capture this installation, Metro offered the street community disposable cameras, creative input and a place to record their stories, the release says. This resulted in an artistic interpretation where the viewer gains personal insights into the realities of people experiencing homelessness through a museum display and website. 

When someone thinks of the "Okanagan lifestyle" these images and stories don't come to mind, however, they are a part of the city, the Museum Society says.

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