For all the headaches brought about by last month's snowfalls -- the late or absent buses, the ice-covered sidewalks, the mayor bestowing a grade of "B" on the city for its handling of the storms -- all that white stuff has had at least one positive outcome: the extension of a photo exhibit documenting the city's homeless.
Called "Outsiders," the show displays hundreds of pictures taken by David Entrikin, a local bookcase maker and amateur photographer. Originally the show was to come down in mid-November 2008, but the positive response, says Entrikin, led him to keep the show open until the end of last year. But as December drew to a close, the snow fell. And fell and fell.
Now extended to Jan. 31, the documentary exhibit still hangs above the Ballard Bookcase Co. Keeping the pictures hanging through the rest of the month, Entrikin says, means the show will close the day after the 2009 One Night Count, the area's tabulation of people sleeping outside, slated for Jan. 30.
"Outsiders," at the Upstairs Gallery, 4611 11th Ave. N.W. (Map) Mon. - Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Until Jan. 31.