Artists for All Seasons 2019 | Project HOME

Artists for All Seasons 2019

  • Artists for All Seasons 2019
    Artists for All Seasons 2019

Drexel University President John Fry and Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Dean Allen Sabinson join Sister Mary Scullion and Joan Dawson McConnon to invite you to the opening reception for Artists for All Seasons Art Show at Drexel University's URBN Center.

Our thanks to Drexel University, hosts of the opening reception and providers of exhibit space for Project HOME, Artists for All Seasons.

The event is generously sponsored by Jay and Bonnie Eisner and Drexel University, and supported by the Rising Leaders Committee of Project HOME.

Artists for All Seasons is a collection of artwork created by Project HOME residents and Art Program participants.

The Project HOME Art Program helps to empower formerly homeless individuals, as well as low-income families, to express their journeys through art and reach their fullest potential.

This event is free but RSVP is required by November 1. Please contact Matt Beierschmitt at mattbeierschmitt@projecthome.org or 215-232-4786 x3045

Exhibition runs from November 7-20

Location
The URBN Center
3501 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Time & Date
Thursday, November 6, 2019
6 to 8 pm
 

Meet the featured artists or donate below.

Glen Allen attended the Philadelphia High School For Creative & Performing Arts, where he studied fine arts, painting, and sculpture. He furthered his artistic training at the Art Institute of Philadelphia where he studied graphic design and photography. Glen’s artistic vision encompasses a a variety of different subjects with an emphasis on nature. His work is part of a number of private collections and he is currently preparing to exhibit in upcoming regional shows. Glen’s credits his artistic training with improving his concentration and focus. His life in a homeless shelter distracted him from being able to produce art, but his passion to create was renewed when he left the shelter and was able to live on his own.

Yolanda Porter was born in Philadelphia and raised in South Carolina. She attended the University of the Arts to obtain a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in crafts. She graduated in 1997. To support her interest in art, Yolanda has worked as an assistant teacher and home health care aide. She has lived at Project HOME for seven years. She became homeless when her earnings were not sufficient to cover the cost of her medications. She is currently studying figure and charcoal drawing at Studio Incamminati. For the past year, Yolanda has held the position of Teaching Artist at Project HOME providing weekly art classes to residents. “I view art not only as a form of expression and communication, but as a form of meditation.”

Kai Oceans is a gender non-conforming artist who loves to create artwork that expresses their sense of happiness and joy. Their work is whimsical and joyous, incorporating images of candies and sweets, magical figures, bright colors and mystical creatures designed to lift the mood and spirit. When they’re not creating, they write about spirituality, play Splatoon 2, watch anime and cartoons from the 80’s, and vlog about their adventures in their hometown of Philadelphia.

Anthony Gulley is a Philadelphian from Detroit by way of California. In 2014 he became one of the first residents of Project HOME’s JBJ Soul Homes. Anthony has been drawing from a very young age, looking at life with an artistic eye that interprets objects shapes, colors and composition. Anthony enjoys working with instructors in his Studio Incamminati drawing classes. He likes to learn and practice in a studio environment where he can focus on being an artist. He cultivates his creativity by practicing patience and putting his mind to “doing the best I can do”.