“Stand by Me” Exhibit about homelessness runs from October 25 to November 15 at Normandale

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

The "Stand by Me" exhibit by De'Andre Avaloz will open on Tuesday, October 25 and run until November 15 in the Kopp Student Center Hallway Gallery.

Avaloz will give a closing keynote about the exhibit on Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kopp Student Center Garden Room.

The purpose of the "Stand by Me" Exhibit is to provide each individual with the opportunity to be seen and heard. Through the stories of Angel, Daryl, Mike, Ann Damon, Cyrus, Kathy, Kevin and Bruce, they will help us understand some of the many circumstances that can result in homelessness. "Stand by Me" was capture in the Twin Cities between fall 2015 and spring 2016.  

With each attendee's support and dedication, it is Avaloz's hope that awareness can be raised and more resources will be provided to bring an end to homelessness. Avaloz partnered with Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota to create "Stand by Me" with the support of grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Youthprise, and the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation.