Every Friday for the past 14 years, people at the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg have offered warm meals to people experiencing homelessness.
In 2022, church member John Curtis, a retired psychiatrist and artist, started sitting with people for a conversation and a portrait sketch. He has produced 17 pieces so far, all mounted at the lobby of the church for an exhibit titled “Facing Homelessness.”
The exhibit features drawings Curtis has created. The people depicted in the drawings also receive a copy. The church is located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive N, and the exhibit will run through June. Visitors need to call the office at (727) 898-3294 and make an appointment.