Several of the pieces in Here Still are from my Voices of Home series. Voices of Home combines the audio narratives and painted portraits of affordable housing residents in a work that demonstrates the importance of safe, healthy, affordable homes. With the support of Burlington City Arts, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, Vermont Youth Tomorrow, and CVOEO’s Thriving Communities, the portraits make their way around Vermont to challenge the stigma that can surround affordable housing, and to share what home means to those who may have faced challenges getting the housing they need to thrive.
For more information go to vtaffordablehousing.org/voices. Dial (802) 922-9259 to hear corresponding stories. Each excerpt is available as follows:
010. French, 012. Bunny Beard, 013. Don, 014. Laura
Corrine Yonce is a painter, volunteer, and cross-country cyclist. Corrine graduated from the University of Vermont with a double major in studio art and in English and she is currently the Vista Resident Organizer at Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition. A bike is her only vehicle and she is the proud adoptive parent of a little pup named Olive. "Today I paint because people are so beautifully diverse and nuanced; it is important to take to the time to pause, to put positive energy into this acknowledgement that beauty is inherent, unique, universal, and we can be grateful for the individuals in our community."