Time: February 7, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Harwood Art Center
Street: 1114 7th Street NW
Website or Map: http://www.harwoodartcenter.o…
Event Type: gallery, opening
Organized By: The Harwood Art Center
Latest Activity: Jan 26, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition Runs: February 7 - 27, 2014
Recycled Heart is an exhibit of works by the artists of ArtStreet, a program of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless. Artists work with materials that have been re-purposed to create something new and have it seen from a different perspective. Working with the potential they have within themselves, they provide people with a view of things and show how many things change and become useful.
”People who are homeless in this society tend to be invisible and for that reason, when they create art, they are telling you, ‘Here I am. Look at me. Here is what I can do.’ This is why ArtStreet excites me. Because life itself excites and that is why I continue to be a part of this.”
– Anand Naren-Oma, ArtStreet Artist
ArtStreet gives community artists – homeless and housed – a common forum to share their experiences, coming together to make art and organize public exhibits like this. One component of the ArtStreet program is a community based open art studio. ArtStreet brings together people from diverse backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, and artistic abilities to share common experiences by making art in a safe and supportive environment.
ArtStreet’s Open Studio is held every Thursday from 11:00am – 5:00 pm and Friday from 11:00am – 4:30pm.It is located on 1217 1st Street NW, the northwest corner of 1st and Mountain. For information on purchasing a piece of art, please contact ArtStreet at (505) 248-0817. All proceeds from the sale of ArtStreet art go directly to the artist(s) who created the piece.
This project is made possible in part by the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico Arts, a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. This project also receives funding from private foundations and contributors.
About Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless:
Founded in 1985, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless(AHCH) provides a continuum of integrated services including primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health, art therapy and social services. AHCH serves more than 7,000 men, women and children throughout the year. They conduct more than 70 hours per week of outreach and provide services at their clinic at 1st and Mountain and at other sites in the community.