Project Home Artists
October 3, 2013 —
Drexel University has teamed up with Project HOME – a nonprofit organization that provides housing and services to homeless men and women in Philadelphia – to develop art for an upcoming exhibition at the URBN Center (3501 Market St., Philadelphia). The exhibition, “Artists for All Seasons,” will open on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and run through Wednesday, Oct. 23, featuring the work of Project HOME residents and Teen Program participants. An opening reception will take place in the URBN Center Lobby at 6 p.m. Art from talented residents Emmanuel Havens, Randal Sykes and Doug Sanders will be available for sale.
During the past few months, Photography student C. Shan Cerrone and Fashion Design student Nadhya Sanchez have been serving as volunteers on the Project HOME initiative, participating in open art sessions, working with the artists, videotaping and photographing workshops and helping to curate the Oct. 16 show. Graphic Design student Anora Collier designed the artwork for the event invitation. Project HOME’s community mission is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. Drexel University recently published a short and moving video created by Drexel Video and Multimedia Producer Ben Knisely about the University’s collaboration with Project HOME, which can be viewed by clicking here.
Click to read each artists’ biography and view samples of their work:
If you are interested in attending the opening reception, click here to register.