Hobos & Homelessness: Historic Site Specific Exhibit Opening

Shaun Doll, Hobo Sign Meaning “Man With a Gun”, 2015, encaustic paintaing © 2015 photo by Erik Bell
Shaun Doll, Hobo Sign Meaning “Man With a Gun”, 2015, encaustic paintaing © 2015 photo by Erik Bell
Shaun Doll, Hobo Sign Meaning “Man With a Gun”, 2015, encaustic paintaing © 2015 photo by Erik Bell

The Issaquah Train Depot Museum and artist Shaun Doll present Hobos & Homelessness, an exhibit intended to foster a community dialogue by contrasting the nostalgic representation of hobos as “heroes of the open rail” with the current reality of homelessness in Issaquah. The works of art employ backlit encaustic wax paintings to depict hobo signs and their cultural symbolism.

The exhibit opening features a panel with artist Shaun Doll, Issaquah History Museums Director Erica Maniez and Executive Director of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank Cori Walters.  They will address art, hobos, and homelessness in a historical context. This event is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided.

This exhibit runs through September 30. Museum hours are: Fri, Sat. & Sun, 11am-3pm.

Hobos & Homelessness Exhibit Opening
Saturday, April 11 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
Issaquah Train Depot Museum

78 First Avenue NE Issaquah, WA

This exhibit is a project of 4Culture’s Historic Site Specific Program with support from the Issaquah Arts Commission.