West Windsor Art Council showcase artists from HomeFront

Artists from HomeFront’s ArtSpace program will have their new pieces of work unveiled at an exhibition inside the West Windsor Arts Center.

During this month, artists from the non-profit’s program return to the center after their previous art work was on display in 2012.

“Part of West Windsor Arts Council’s artistic vision is to encourage conversations among many voices and perspectives. Partnering with HomeFront creates a wonderful opportunity to provide a platform for the sharing of the expressions of HomeFront clients and their important perspectives and experiences,” said Aylin Green, Executive Director of the West Windsor Arts Council. “We had the pleasure of hosting an exhibition of work by HomeFront ArtSpace back in March of 2012. It was called “Inside Out.”

This exhibit which is called ‘HomeFront: Expressions of ArtSpace Exhibition’ will go from July 15 until Sept. 6 at the West Windsor Arts Center, which is on 952 Alexander Road in Princeton Junction.

According to officials, HomeFront addresses homelessness by providing material needs for shelter, food, and clothing, while also establishing effective programs to help parents develop educational, vocational, and life skills. The organization also helps open possibilities to their children, officials said.

“Exhibiting artwork created in HomeFront’s ArtSpace program helps to build awareness for a very important issue in our community while creating an opportunity to engage with the creative and transformative force of the arts,” Green said. “We are proud to support such a wonderful art program and introduce the work of these artists to new audiences.”

Officials explained that the ArtSpace program is a therapeutic art program where the process becomes a tangible tool for self-expression, critical thinking, and problem solving.

“As an artist and an educator, I have experienced first hand the incredible ways that the arts transform people’s lives for the better. The arts help us to connect to each other and to our world,” Green said. “As the leader of a community organization, it is important to get involved, provide a platform for expression, and advocate for healthy community.

She said they expect to have between 30-40 pieces of artwork for the exhibition.

“I hope that visitors to the West Windsor Arts Center gallery will be inspired by the work that is on view while building their awareness of the situation of poor and homeless families in Central New Jersey,” Green said.

For more information, visit www.westwindsorarts.org.

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