Art Show 2020
July 18th, 2PM-4PM - VIRTUALLY and at the HOPPY GNOME
The number one indicator of homelessness as an adult is homelessness as a child. The Art Show began in the spring of 2018 as a way to combat this statistic by raising funds specific to our youth services programs at Vincent Village.We know that the effects of homelessness on children can be traumatic which is why our approach must be multifaceted and all encompassing.
Our Youth Services program is an on-site program offered to both our Vincent House and Vincent Village youth. Services include after school tutoring with FWCS, accredited childcare for children 0-5 with partnering organizations, coping and social skill building for school age children, summer and school break camps for kids and sports classes for children. In addition, our family engagement Coordinator works with the whole family on preschool developmental skills and family bonding. We served over 200 children and youth last year alone.
Processing emotion is important for mental health and art is a great outlet. Using visual expression and color, we’ve been working with the youth of Vincent Village to provide them with a way to release their feelings and explore their creativity. For backgrounds in particular, we wanted to encourage the kids to think about their emotions - things that made them happy, proud, loved or excited. Additional sessions were focused on learning new painting techniques such as shading, detailing, dabbing, highlighting, brushing, and adding visual texture.
Art sponsorships will continue to support our work with homeless youth. Vincent Village is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your sponsorship is tax-deductible
PREVIEW paintings HERE