Throughout the month of November, artists who are or have experienced homelessness will display their work in an art show at The Paseo Plunge. The exhibit is free and open to the public with an opening reception being held during Paseo Arts District’s First Friday art walk on November 6.
COVID-19 precautions are being taken. Masks are required inside the gallery and distancing will be encouraged. The featured artists participate in Fresh Start - OKC, a program of the Homeless Alliance designed to provide people experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City with a supportive environment for creating art. In addition to providing a potential source of income, open studio art programs enable people to express themselves creatively, manage emotional issues, develop social skills through positive interaction with a peer group, and develop confidence and skills transferable to employment.
Art allows people to temporarily escape their difficult situations and provides an opportunity to interact with peers in a positive environment. And when an artist sells something that they created, it really helps build their confidence knowing that someone else values their work.
Fresh stART artwork covers a variety of mediums including mixed media, collage, water color, acrylic and colored pencil.
Proceeds from the sale of each piece will go to the artist who created the artwork.