Recycled. Recreated. Reimagined.
The ArtStreet Recycled Heart exhibit
Recycled Heart has received some great local media coverage. Watch the KRQE interview with ArtStreet Program Coordinator, Mindy Grossberg and ArtStreet Artist and AHCH Board Member Jimmy Lujan and read about the show in the Albuquerque Journal.
Come and experience firsthand the annual February Harwood Art Center and ArtStreet collaboration that brings you unique images that are sure to touch your heart.
Art and recycling goes hand-in-hand. Artists are, nowadays, transforming old, recycled and reused objects into amazing pieces of contemporary art. ArtStreet, a program of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, and Harwood Art Center join together to present, Recycled Heart, an exhibit featuring mixed media and recycled art by ArtStreet artists who are well recognized for the skill in recycled art. Bringing the injustice of poverty and homelessness together, Recycled Heart is an exhibit that is uniquely poised to capture the diverse, distinct, and highly individual responses of ArtStreet artists’ interpretation of their community experiences in relation to poverty and homelessness.
Access to the arts is a social justice issue. ArtStreet makes access to the arts available to those least likely to have access to it while holding a space to build community connections and increase awareness of the issues of homelessness through the art-making process. This year, the Harwood Art Center and Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless celebrate more than two decades of partnership in working to address community issues of homelessness. ArtStreet Artist and Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless Board Member, Evelyn Kuhn, describes this dynamic partnership and art exhibit:
“The show (Recycled Heart) at Harwood is an open and quirky but artistic setting for emerging artists at ArtStreet. Harwood has always been supportive of AHCH and ArtStreet. It has validated and helped me bring out the artist in me. There is an artist in everyone.”
– Evelyn Kuhn, ArtStreet Artist and Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless Board Member
Please join ArtStreet for an opening reception
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harwood Art Center, located at 7th Street and Mountain Road in Albuquerque. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
The Recycled Heart exhibit will be displayed Feb. 2 to Feb. 23, 2018 at Harwood Art Center. Harwood Art Center is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on Harwood Art Center, visit www.harwoodartcenter.org or call 505-242-6367.
The Recycled Heart exhibition was made possible, in part, by funding from the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Harwood Art Center of Escuela del Sol Montessori. The project also receives funding, in part, from individual contributions and private foundations.
Harwood, the outreach program of Escuela del Sol Montessori, is a creative center for community and the arts. Participating at a grassroots level, we work to build a sustainable and more vibrant local, statewide and regional community by using the arts as a catalyst for personal empowerment, cultural enrichment and social change. For more information, please visit www.harwoodartcenter.org.
About Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless and ArtStreet
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. For more information, please visit www.abqhch.org.
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. All proceeds from the sale of ArtStreet art go directly to the artist(s) who created the piece. For information on purchasing a piece of art, please contact ArtStreet at 505-248-0817.