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April 07, 2015

Project HOME, Drexel to exhibit artwork by formerly homeless Philadelphians

Drexel University Exhibits
04062015_DrexelArt Photo Courtesy/Drexel University

Project HOME alumnus Gerald Halley stands in front of his artwork.

An exhibit by Project HOME and Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will feature artwork by four formerly homeless artists.

The second annual “Artists for All Seasons” will display the works of the four featured artists as well as about 10 other artists from April 13 to 24 at Drexel's URBN Center at 3501 Market St.

“Project HOME’s Art Program serves as a doorway for many people to employment opportunities and becoming more empowered individuals,” Scarlett McCahill, social enterprise manager for Project HOME, said in a statement. 

“For people who have heard ‘you can’t’ or ‘you won’t’ or ‘you’re not good enough,’ the art program is an entry point into healing and safe place to tiptoe gently into becoming more independent and productive.”

A painting of Philadelphia row homes by Project HOME resident Andreas Walsh. (PHOTO COURTESY/DREXEL UNIVERSITY)

An opening reception will take place on Monday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

All of the works will be available for purchase. Prices will range from $50 to $1,500, and all proceeds will benefit the artists and Project HOME’s Art Program.