Art: Tony Becker at Prairie

Artist Tony Becker worked with some 500 children and adults from 15 schools and community organizations to create small origami houses that encapsulated each one's vision of a "dream shelter." Each participant also produced a small written statement expl

Artist Tony Becker worked with some 500 children and adults from 15 schools and community organizations to create small origami houses that encapsulated each one's vision of a "dream shelter." Each participant also produced a small written statement explaining the concept behind his or her creation, thus shedding light on each one's notion of what constitutes an ideal home. At Northside's Prairie (4035 Hamilton Ave.), Becker  put those works on display, suspended throughout the second-floor gallery's space.  With help from a Summerfair Aid to Individual Artists grant, Becker is also preparing a catalogue of the Top 50 houses as chosen by a panel of judges. That will be presented at the closing reception, at 6 p.m. on April 8.

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