Downtown Springfield Association
The Road I Call Home Opening Reception — Springfield Art Museum

The Road I Call Home Opening Reception — Springfield Art Museum

September, 13 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

1111 East Brookside Dr. Springfield, MO 65807


Please join us for the opening reception of “The Road I Call Home,” featuring new work by Randy Bacon. Bacon is a contemporary American photographer based in Springfield, Missouri. He has an extensive history in portrait, commercial, and documentary photography. At the core of his work is the ability to present emotive visual stories of the people he photographs.

This exhibit presents new portraits from the series “The Road I Call Home” featuring simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals living in Springfield. These portraits emphasize the beauty, identity, and integrity of each person and is accompanied by a narrative, as told by the subject, sharing their personal story of homelessness. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to our homeless community and convey one simple message according to the artist – “That we’re all people and every single one of us matters.”

The Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Gathering Friends for the Homeless will be on hand to provide information about services for homeless individuals and ways to get involved in our community. Free and open to the public.