I see [making] portraits as a way to say hello to one another,â€ť says Bryce McCloud, artist-in-residence at Room in the Inn in Nashville, Tennessee, and leader of the cityâ€™s arts project â€śOur Town.â€ť (The project and his residency are sponsored by the Thomas P. Seigenthaler Fund for Creativity.) McCloudâ€™s work with the homeless communityâ€”and the larger Nashville communityâ€”is a way of introducing neighbor to neighbor. â€śArt can bridge the gap between class, culture and condition in life. It has the power to bring us together. . . . We begin to see that no man or woman is truly a stranger.â€ť The workshop participants used paints, ink stamps, charcoal, cut paper, fingerprints, brushes. Then the images were translated to letterpress prints in McCloudâ€™s shop Isle of Printing.