Harlem School of the Arts Visual Arts Department, The National Associaion of Women Artists (NAWA) in cooperation with Violence Transformed present SHELTER, an exhibition featuring member’s creative works in painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media by women artists.
One of the basic needs, with food and love, SHELTER is a major concern for all living beings, especially when it comes to refugees, immigrants, those struggling to pay the rent, and victims of domestic violence. Artwork centered on SHELTER, open to the artists’ interpretation, aims to bring light to the struggles in the search for this essential ingredient for happiness and security.
The exhibition will be on view December 1, 2016 through January 3, 2017 free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS
The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country, is a vibrant community of professional women artists that strives to support its members and women artists at large through exhibitions, programs and education. NAWA members represent all areas of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, encaustic, video art, installations and mixed media. The history of NAWA is a testament to the strength and resilience of a group of strong women who would not accept being shut out of the art salons, galleries and art exhibitions open to male artists during the 19th century. In 1889 their founding of the organization that subsequently became the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. proves that, despite adversity and discrimination – which many feel extends to this day — women are an integral and valuable part of the arts community. For more information about NAWA please visit www.thenawa.org.
ABOUT VIOLENCE TRANSFORMED
Violence Transformed is an annual series of visual and performing arts events celebrating the power of art to confront, challenge and mediate violence.
Based in the center and surrounding neighborhoods of Greater Boston and drawing upon the creative energies of artists throughout New England, Violence Transformed documents the ways in which our diverse communities harness art’s potential to effect social change and materially transform our environments. Violence Transformed also represents a unique collaboration among artists, activists, museum professionals, academics, and community service providers from diverse segments of the greater Boston area. For more information about Violence Transformed and this year’s calendar of visual and performing arts events, please visit our website: www.violencetransformed.org.
ABOUT HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
For 50 years, Harlem School of the Arts has stood apart from the premier arts institutions in New York City as the sole provider of quality arts education in four different disciplines: Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts. HSA enriches the lives of young people and their families in Harlem and the Greater New York City area by providing: unrivaled on-site arts instruction; vital outreach partnerships with New York City schools; quality performances and exhibitions that attract diverse audiences to its dynamic cultural arts facility; and prominent guest artists who actively engage the school’s community in the creative process through workshops and master classes. Through these enriching activities, HSA creates opportunities for both children and adults to fully experience the benefits that the arts can bring to their lives. For more information on Harlem School of the Arts courses, programs, and events, visit www.HSAnyc.org.