If we were homeless, we would definitely feel compelled to express ourselves through art, but it wouldn't be the kind of work that gets snatched up by folk-art collectors. It would more likely be gathered as evidence of so-called "terroristic threats" or labeled "graffiti" than be seen as a legitimate artistic protest against the lenders who foreclosed on us. On the other hand, the homeless and at-risk artists who participate in the Stewpot Alliance's art program manage to create touching, creative and sometimes surprisingly uplifting works. Their art is on display through December 28 in the Bradshaw Gallery on the fourth floor of the J. Erik Jonson Central Library, 1515 Young St. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call the Stewpot at 214-746-2785 or visit thestewpot.org for more information.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 10. Continues through Dec. 28, 2010