On Saturday, October 24, the corner of Fifth and Franklin streets will turn into an art gallery for Barrio Alegria’s OJOS Photography Show!
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. photographs will be projected onto the walls of the Reading Public Library on the Franklin St. side. The OJOS Photography project is meant to empower young people from the city to share with others the beauty of their city as seen through their eyes. They are not selected based on experience but for their desire to create change negative narratives of Reading.
This event is free and open to all ages. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Community members will be able to purchase photography samples.
Barrio Alegria is a nonprofit community transformation organization that utilizes the arts. Through different types of art platforms, the community becomes more engaged and there is a rise in social and multicultural awareness. This will be the 5th year of the OJOS project which is a part of Barrio Alegria’s program ALAS – Arts Located Around South. This program is meant to connect local, inner city, nontraditional artists with the community.
The OJOS Photography program helps reconnect citizens with their environment, empowers youth, and re-creates outdoor spaces ALAS creates many different programs and workshops around the city including graffiti art, origami, drawing, photography, flash mobs, alleyway concerts, and art exhibits.
Second OJOS Photography reception – Tuesday, October 27 – Family Dollar – 400 S 6th St, Reading, PA 19602