5,000th Artwork Placed at United Residents in Academy Homes II
In May a special reception was held at one of our recipient agencies: United Residents in Academy Homes II (URIAH)
in Roxbury to celebrate the 5,000th work of art placed in the Boston nonprofit community! Plus, check out their collection of 35 pieces of art!!
Thursday, May 19, 2011, 5:30 – 7pm
United Residents in Academy Homes II (URIAH)
New Academy Estates Community Building
2908 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United Residents in Academy Homes II (URIAH) includes 236 units for low income families in Roxbury. New townhouses along with a new Community Building have recently replaced an old development that had been a stressed out worn down community ruled by gang crime and violence. Art is now hanging in the Community Building. Residents and community members can enjoy the work as they gather for events, utilize the computer lab, socialize with each other, and meet with staff. Community groups who are not URIAH residents also use the Community Building for local meetings and events, therefore this placement will expand community access to art on a number of levels.
URIAH Resident Services Coordinator Joyce Ewing (left), artist Edie Bowers (center), and The Art Connection Executive Director Susan Collings (right) meet inside Edie’s studio to pick up the two artworks selected by URIAH’s selection committee.