This week's You Are Here column mentions "Portrait of a Neighborhood," a photographic exhibit about the Bayview community that continues on view through the end of January at the UW-Madison's Multicultural Student Center.
Photographed by JoAnna Been, the images are captioned with quotes from residents of one of Madison's most diverse neighborhoods -- a one-square-mile triangle bounded by East Washington Avenue, Regent and Park streets that is home to low-income residents, people with disabilities, Latino-, African- and Asian-Americans.
An introductory video clip shows the first half of the exhibit.
The quotes were collected by exhibit organizer Nancy Giffey, Bayview's resident artist and director of its Artsbridge program organized by the Bayview Foundation. This brief tour of the exhibit is not meant to serve as an alternative to viewing the exhibit in person, but to direct your attention toward "Portrait of a Neighborhood" and the neighborhood itself.
A second clip details more of the exhibit.
Despite its proximity to the heart of the city and its cultural vibrancy, Bayview is all but unknown -- even invisible -- to many Madison residents. The exhibit seeks to correct this by introducing us to the residents who have invested themselves as stakeholders in their neighborhood.