October 13, 2022 - December 13, 2022
Opening Reception October 13, 6:00 to 8:00 PM. After that, regular library hours.
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Free and open to the public.
The Norfolk Street Choir Project presents "Neighbors: Selected Works by Glen McClure"
Thursday, October 13, 2022
The Norfolk Street Choir Project is pleased to present Neighbors, an exhibition of selected portraits featuring individuals impacted by homelessness. The works by photographer Glen McClure will be showing from October 13—December 13, 2022, at Slover Library. Meet the artist and enjoy a performance by the Norfolk Street Choir on Thursday, Oct 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Slover Library Forum. The event is open to the public.
Photographer Glen McClure’s striking black and white portraits celebrate everyday people from every walk of life. A Virginia native and life-long resident of Norfolk, McClure’s latest project, Neighbors, is a collaborative effort with the Norfolk Street Choir Project, a non-profit organization located in downtown Norfolk, providing encouragement and support to our vulnerable neighbors through service and arts opportunities. Founding Artistic Director, Robert Shoup shares, “We routinely witness small miracles of hope and possibility when our community gathers. When our neighbors come for a meal, or a shower, or to see a doctor or find some clothes, or to sing or draw or paint... we encounter beautiful people with ideas, perspectives and gifts.
“We envision a caring city where vulnerable persons are encouraged and affirmed through the arts.”
—The Norfolk Street Choir Project
Seeking a way to share with the larger community the warm and welcoming spirit of the Norfolk Street Choir Project and the good people it serves, McClure set out to shed a respectful and revealing light on the community through the compelling black and white portraits he creates. Over the course of several months, McClure has photographed 43 individuals, capturing the beauty and essence of the Street Choir Project community. According to NSCP’s Executive Director, Stephanie Van Leeuwen, the goal of Neighbors “has always been to honor our neighbors’ stories and lives and remind the broader community of the very human elements we all share.”
An exhibition catalogue containing all 43 of McClure’s Norfolk Street Choir Project portraits will be available for purchase at the public opening, Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 at Slover Library Forum, 235 E Plume St, Norfolk or through the Norfolk Street Choir website.