I SEE YOU Art to Be Exhibited June 6 at Turner Library in West Sacramento

I SEE YOU is an arts engagement project for people experiencing homelessness

Artwork created through the “I SEE YOU” project will be featured at an art exhibition and reception 4-7 p.m. June 6 at the Arthur F. Turner Branch of the Yolo County Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue  in West Sacramento.

“I SEE YOU” is an arts engagement project for people experiencing homelessness in Yolo County. Artwork created over the last eight weeks at the Arthur F. Turner Branch of Yolo County Library will be exhibited.

The artwork in the show includes pastel drawings, prints, watercolor, and painting.

“Everyone can create, everyone has something to say visually, and there is something magical about being the person who lets others see that,” said Melissa Uroff, teaching artist for the program. “I have seen people come in without jobs or homes and feeling rather hopeless, and then leave the program with work, housing, and a new found confidence and artistic talent.”

All of the artwork will be for sale (cash only) with proceeds going to the artists and the program.

The program’s arts engagement workshops move to Davis and Woodland in the coming months with exhibitions scheduled for August 9 and December 6 in Davis and Woodland, respectively.

The goal of I SEE YOU is to increase the engagement of adults who are experiencing homelessness or are low income in the arts, offering a community arts experience in 8-week arts workshops in libraries located in Davis and West Sacramento, and at Fourth & Hope in Woodland. The project has been funded by the James Irvine Foundation, the County of Yolo, and the California Arts Council.

For more information contact Jenna Harris, YoloArts education manager, 530-309-6464, jharris@yoloarts.org.

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