Therapeutic Art at Work
Building Self Confidence With Therapeutic Art
When you walk into the Family Preservation Center, the sight of a bright, airy studio filled with glorious paintings and intriguing sculpture makes you wonder why, among adults, making art became something reserved for specialists. That’s not the case here. Everyone is an artist. Homelessness and poverty rob people of the self-respect they need to improve their situation. HomeFront’s ArtSpace helps build self-esteem and confidence, while enhancing the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our clients. Our innovative therapeutic art program encourages clients to tap into their creativity, which often opens doors to new ways of thinking and activates a voice they didn’t know they had. The ArtSpace creations are not confined to the studio – they enliven and beautify the whole building. Through exhibition and sale of the art created, ArtSpace provides entrepreneurial skills and opportunities to our artists. The artwork often has themes that educate the public about the plight of the underprivileged members of our community. But most importantly, ArtSpace refurbishes souls through creativity, and assists our clients on the road to self-sufficiency.
ArtSpace works to rebuild souls through creativity, and assist our clients on the road to self-sufficiency.
To see more of the wonderful works being created by ArtSpace artists, please visit the ArtSpace Gallery at http://www.artspacenj.org/.
ArtSpace in the News
- ArtSpace clients find home for their creative efforts at Grounds for Sculptures. September 2, 2011
- Empowerment Through Art Trenton Times May 27, 2011
- Homeless Artists Respond to Stereotypes Harvard Magazine November-December 2010
- Aspiring artist from Ewing homeless shelter program earns design school scholarship NJ Star Ledger June 29, 2010
With grateful appreciation to our communities in Mercer County, we thank you for your generous support of ArtSpace. Your help allows us to continue our creative endeavors.
At this time the ArtSpace is in need of the following art supplies:
- Paint brushes
- Watercolor & acrylic paper
- A.C Moore or Michael’s Gift Certificates
Art Coordinator: Ruthann Traylor
Featured Art Work
Mixed Dreams by Rachel McMullen
The Flute Player by Synette Armstrong
The Painter by Kimberly Lennon
Hat in the Wind by Kimberly Lennon