In early June, ACNY completed an installation of art donated to the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter (NCS). Titled Securing Space for Imagination, the installation consists of seven works donated by seven artists. This placement enhances a community space in the Coalition’s newly renovated supportive residence on East 81st Street where 65 formerly homeless people now live. NCS also provides a full range of services and programs to enhance and support residents’ independent living.
NCS’s mission addresses the fundamental human need for a secure personal space that serves as home and shelter and also as a place to express ourselves. Through NCS programs, residents are enabled to imagine a future. Securing Space for Imagination establishes a visual analogy: the artists struggle to create a space all their own within the edges of the paper or canvas, using their own visual vocabulary. The variety of the works in this installation pays homage to individuality and the multifaceted possibilities that all of us have to express ourselves.
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