Transitions Homeless Center’s 11th annual exhibition has returned to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), showcasing artwork created by current and past residents of the center. The theme for this year’s installation is ‘the door to a brighter future’ and features five different artists.

The artwork was placed on walls near CAE’s food court and will remain in place until Oct. 17. Transitions’ Vice President of Advancement Elizabeth Igleheart, Volunteer Outreach Coordinator Michele Paty, and Development Associate Alyssa Burleson worked together to hang the pieces of art. Igleheart said they have been showcasing at CAE for around 5 years.

“We thought it was a great way for people coming to visit Columbia to see some of the talent that we have and Columbia’s commitment to addressing homelessness,” said Iglehart.

The art will be relocated Oct. 19 to the Columbia Museum of Art for Transitions’ signature fundraiser, called ‘Reconstructing Home’. Participating client artists will be in attendance to share their journey with guests and will receive a commission for each piece sold during the event. 

Transitions’ fundraising event will also include a silent auction with an array of items, including a catered dinner for 12 prepared in your own home, unique vacation packages, one-of-a-kind experiences and more. Auction items will be available online beginning Oct. 1 for previewing and early bidding. The event will also feature live music, travel packages and crafts made by Transitions volunteers.

Some client art pieces are available for purchase as notecards. Packets of cards with envelopes can be purchased at Uptown Gifts on Main.

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