The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) announces the opening of Invisible Words, a public art exhibition, featuring a curated collection of homeless signs. The display will use art to increase awareness, empathy, and compassion for people facing homelessness and dire poverty of resources.
Invisible Words is intended to be an exercise in empathy and an opportunity for viewers to study the words in a new light. The signs will hang in a gallery setting on the fifth floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, offering a stark contrast to the sidewalks and underpasses across the United States where the signs were created and purchased.
The exhibit was created by social activist Wendy Abrams.
Invisible Words is brought to Washington, DC on behalf of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC). IVC seeks to offer a wide audience the opportunity to increase awareness, empathy and compassion for people facing homelessness and dire poverty of resources. As a national service corps of men and women over 50, IVC works to empower and bring hope to people trapped by poverty and marginalization. IVC operates today in 22 US cities providing services to over 300 social service organizations with proven impact.
The exhibit, consisting of about 50 signs, will premiere at D.C.’s newly, beautifully modernized Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from March 13 to June 30, 2022. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.