Acrylic on canvas and serigraphy on canvas. 4x12 ft each. A tent-like awning printed from the original art which was produced in workshops.
The goal was to build awareness of global refugeeism, not just from war, famine, and poverty, but also climate change. The participants were asked to consider: How do we define a sense of refuge? Can we create a sense of unity in art, a commonwealth, that translates from visual art to society? How can art collaboration help strengthen our civil society?
This was an intergenerational project completed with a university, a school, and an eldercare facility. The project culminated with a picnic with solar cooking and printmaking demonstrations and celebration of the public art installation.
We also printed market bags in order to fundraise for refugee students.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.