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Exhibitions

Now in the Gallery

July 15 – September 6, 2019

HomeFront: Expressions of ArtSpace Exhibition 

Opening Reception: Sunday July 21st, 4 – 6 pm

 
HomeFront: Expressions of ArtSpace
The West Windsor Arts Council is proud to present the HomeFront: Expressions of ArtSpace Exhibition. Artspace is a program of Homefront, whose mission is to end homelessness in Central NJ by harnessing the caring resources and expertise of the community. Using art as a tool to improve physical, mental, and emotional well being, ArtSpace builds self confidence and nourishes the spirit of its families. The Expressions of ArtSpace Exhibition will feature works of art created by the participants of this exceptional program.
 
About HomeFront: Since 1991, HomeFront has helped homeless families to build lives of self-respect, stability, and independence by using a comprehensive and holistic approach to ending homelessness in Central New Jersey. Founded by Connie Mercer and comprised of an incredibly caring team of volunteers, this not-for-profit organization is dedicated to breaking the downward spiral of poverty and guiding affected families onto a path toward stability and success. As a social service agency, HomeFront addresses material needs for shelter, food, and clothing – and it has established effective programs to help parents develop educational, vocational, and life skills while also opening the world and its many possibilities to their children. Since its establishment 25 years ago, HomeFront continues to serve thousands of families in the Mercer County area.
 
Offered through HomeFront, ArtSpace is an innovative therapeutic art program where the creative process becomes a tangible tool for self-expression, critical thinking, and problem solving. The ArtSpace Studio is a welcoming space that provides participants with a safe environment and encouraging volunteers who guide clients in artistic processes of creating content that is personal, real, and truthful. ArtSpace fosters a sense of joy and exuberance by giving participants a moment to breathe and bring a new reality to an otherwise blank page. Every human needs an outlet of expression that does not limit, but allows for us to discover new ways of thinking and helps us to see ourselves in new, beautiful ways. The art on display varies between original drawings and paintings created by the wonderfully talented artists of HomeFront’s ArtSpace. 

 

“Each person who walks into HomeFront has a rich and valuable story to tell, and in an age where difference can often connote division, we believe it is important to expose the things that make us jointly human” – HomeFront, ArtSpace 

 

IMAGES

(top left) River Runs by JoAnn A. of ArtSpace, acrylic on canvas
(bottom right) Yellow and Red Poppies by Aileen O. of Artpace, acrylic on canvas

About Exhibitions at WWAC

The West Windsor Arts Center (WWAC) establishes a calendar of exhibits that draws on emerging and established local and regional artists and beyond that reflects the diverse cultural makeup of our community. The WWAC Exhibition Committee selects themes based on media, community interest, tie-ins to events and educational value.

The six exhibits we present each year focus on high artistic quality art that showcases diverse multicultural themes and genres. For each exhibit the committee selects a juror from notable regional art educators, professional artists and museum/gallery directors, who choose works consistent with their standards of excellence and our artistic selection criteria.

Criteria for selecting artwork to exhibit at WWAC:

 

  • Competent use of media and artistic technical skill
  • Artistic sensitivity and emotional impact
  • Creative and innovative work to educate the public
  • Wall appeal to attract the public
  • Relevance to show theme (if applicable)