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Finding Home, Finding Refuge

As part of an ongoing program, the Norfolk Cultural Council is hosting a joint art exhibit at the Norfolk Public Library from February 22 through March 29 featuring local artist Mireille T. Eastman and homeless advocate and artist Matthew Works. The show explores themes about finding home and finding refuge. A reception will be held on March 8 at the Norfolk Public Library from 6 – 8 pm and everyone is welcome to come and meet the artists. Charley Eastman will provide music for the reception.

Mireille T. Eastman is a first generation American who grew up in New York City. She began painting while studying abroad in Paris. As her painting developed she began exploring images of Romania, the land of her parents, seeking to commune with her ancestral home. Please visit her website at

Matthew Works is a Boston artist, writer and activist for the homeless, who has been homeless for over a decade. His work is a testament to the creative spirit. Matthew travels extensively throughout the United States, speaking and presenting his artwork at churches, colleges and universities. He has built a following as a speaker, including keynote speaker, an artist, and "theologian in residence." He leads a walking tour titled “Homelessness and the Gospel” showing a different perspective of the street of Boston. He has been featured on National Public Radio and was profiled in the New York Times' bestselling book, God's Politics, by the Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners magazine. Matthew Works can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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