“Community in Focus: Photographs and Stories of Olneyville” is an oral history and photo exhibit showcasing the diverse culture and history of the Olneyville community. Undertaken as part of Olneyville Housing's 25th Anniversary Celebration, the exhibit celebrates life in Olneyville by pairing 25 striking portraits of Olneyville residents, artists, merchants and other neighborhood luminaries with their recorded reminiscences. This unique photographic and oral history exploration of the neighborhood goes beyond traditional historic resources such as archives, newspaper clippings, old maps and photos to more intimately understand community history. The exhibit engages the community in a revisiting of memory, a creation of art, and a celebration of neighborhood pride.
“Yellow Peril Gallery is proud to be a part of the dynamic Olneyville community,” said Director Vanphouthon Souvannasane. “Engaging with the local population about our neighborhood’
The opening reception for “Community in Focus: Photographs and Stories of Olneyville” is Thursday, April 17, from 5PM – 9PM during Gallery Night Providence. The exhibition will be on display from Thursday, April 3 until Sunday, April 27, 2014.