Behind the Curtain – Panel Discussion


Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant and Freedom House present a panel discussion: “Behind the Curtain – an inside look at Homelessness and Addiction in our Community.” The event will take place at The Kindness Centre – Market Square Mall, Lower Level, 1 Market Street in Brantford on Wednesday February 27 at 5:30 pm.

The event is meant to open up the conversation about homelessness and addiction in our community and hear stories from people on the front lines. Matthew Ryan Smith, Glenhyrst Curator, will navigate the conversation starting with Glenhyrst exhibiting artist Jeff Bierk. Much of Bierk’s artwork, which includes a number of photographs of hospital curtains, speaks openly about serious addiction and the process of recovery.

Other panelists include:
– Dave Carol, Community Pastor and Director of The Kindness Project, Freedom House
– Becca McLellan, Director of Why Not Youth Center
– Tim Philp, Executive Director of the Rosewood House

This is a free event and all are welcome. Refreshments and food will be served.