Faces of Mankind: Portraiture for Social Change
Faces of Mankind: Portraiture for Social Change is a display of 35 portraits of unhoused and formerly unhoused friends created by the Faces of Mankind artist collective. The exhibition includes information about the Faces of Mankind project, artists, and how you can get involved. It will be on view in MUZEO's Main Gallery beginning June 16 until August 11, 2011.
Faces of Mankind is a non-profit that sets out to befriend and paint portraits of people from vulnerable communities. Currently, the project is focused on supporting unhoused people in the United States. The artists, led by Brian Peterson, a Miami-born artist currently residing in Santa Ana, develop relationships with their unhoused neighbors, paint their portraits, and sell the artwork to generate funds for their new friends' rehabilitation. MUZEO's exhibition will include portraits from all four geographic locations.
Originating in Santa Ana, Faces of Mankind is dedicated to inspiring and activating creatives and supporters of the movement and has expanded to Anaheim, Riverside, and Detroit. Its vision is to become a global organization helping some most vulnerable populations across the globe. Its artists believe that the creativity they've been given is meant for the outward pouring of love.
To learn more about Brian Peterson and Faces of Mankind, visit www.facesofmankind.org.