Sacred Streets is a holistic integration of art and social engagement. Originally housed in a temporary structure constructed by different artists with reclaimed materials, the twelve portraits of individuals the artist met on Skid Row were drawn and etched with saint-like symbolism on reclaimed found objects. Sacred Streets was first exhibited for one week in the heart of Skid Row as a gift of dignity, beauty, and redemption for the homeless.
This series of portraits came to fruition through West Coast artist and Biola University graduate, Jason Leith. As a socially engaged artist, Leith delights when both art and social issues come together as one movement.
In Sacred Streets, as well as his other works, Leith seeks to harness art as a means of connection and service because it can be both personal and powerful. He uses art on a person-to-person basis, to bridge personal differences and cross spiritual divides. To find out more about this project and the artist, visit sacredstreets.org.
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