BOSTON / CAMBRIDGE – The Art Connection and Youville House worked together to transform Youville House into a more welcoming environment for residents, staff, and visitors. The Art Connection facilitated the donation of 13 original works of art by nine artists for a dramatic art installation in the Youville House Atrium.
Youville House is a nonprofit assisted living residence located in Cambridge and is part of Covenant Health Systems, a New England-wide, health care, elder care and social service system. Their mission is to affirm life to the fullest to the very end of life. They recently completed their installation of artwork acquired through The Art Connection. On Wednesday, November 19, Youville House will host an artist reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm . Residents and friends of Youville House are welcome to attend.
Ildiko Szabo, Youville House director of community relations, said of the art selection process, “Selecting the artwork made our residents feel more part of the community, and the process gave them reason for choosing Youville House in the first place, a community where they are involved and where their ideas matter. From around 300 art images we chose 13 works, mostly paintings but also photographs and quilts. We used a several step process of elimination, which went amazingly well.”
Press are invited to attend the artist reception on Wednesday November 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Youville House, located at 1573 Cambridge St. Cambridge , MA 02138.
About The Art Connection – The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art by placing the work of donor artists and collectors on the walls of community service organizations. Since its inception in 1995, this unique art gifting program has supported 260 agencies in their personal selection of more than 3700 works of art by 250 artists and collectors. Within these healing environments, the original works of art provide welcome opportunities for reflection, inspiration, comfort, and hope. More information on The Art Connection can be found at .