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Artful Solutions: Pathways from Homelessness

Posted by Jon Lapointe on 20 April 2011

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For homeless adults and families, notions of “success” and “stability” are often discouragingly unattainable— superseded by basic human needs of food and shelter. For a handful of homeless adults and children, Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts is a creative, empowering, and safe place where these seemingly unrealistic notions start to seem possible again.

Please join us on Saturday, April 30th from 1-3pm for the opening reception of Artful Solutions: Pathways from Homelessness. Now in its fourth year, Artful Solutions offers no-cost, sequential art instruction to homeless adults and families. The resulting artwork from this instruction will be on display in the Armory’s Community Room through June 19th. All artwork is available for sale, with proceeds given directly to the artists.

Artful Solutions has grown significantly over the past 4 years and offers ear-round artistic instruction. After 4 months of instruction in painting, drawing, and printmaking, participants are encouraged to enroll in the Armory’s tuition-based studio classes, free of cost. Additionally, they can hone their skills during weekly, moderated open-studio sessions that meets on Sunday afternoons.

Artful Solutions: Pathways from Homelessness is made possible by a partnership between the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena Police Department’s Homeless Outreach/Psychiatric Evaluation (HOPE) Team, and the Union Station Foundations’ Homeless Services. Support for Artful Solutions is provided by the Wells Fargo Foundation, The Pasadena Independent Schools Foundation (PISF) and by individual donors.

This exhibition will be on view in the Community Room at the Armory at 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, and is open Tuesday – Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. Admission is free. The Armory is easily accessible from the Gold Line Memorial Park tation in Pasadena. For information about Armory exhibitions and events, the public may call 626.792.5101 x122 or visit the Armory website at www.armoryarts.org.

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