I SEE YOU Art to Be Exhibited August 9 at Logos Book Store in Davis

Artwork created through the “I SEE YOU” project will be featured at an art exhibition and reception 6-8 p.m. August 9 at Logos Book Store, 513 2nd St. in Davis

“I SEE YOU” is an arts engagement project for people experiencing homelessness in Yolo County. Artwork created throughout the summer at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library will be exhibited. The 10-week session continues through August 28, 1-4 pm on Wednesdays.

The artwork in the show includes collage, painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography. The exhibition will be on view throughout the month of August at Logos Book Store.

“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 … a newfound 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 workshop moves to Woodland in September at Fourth & Hope, with an exhibition opening December 6 in Woodland at Gallery 625. Earlier this year, the free weekly art workshop was held in West Sacramento.

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 10-week arts workshops in libraries located in Davis and West Sacramento, and at Fourth & Hope in Woodland. The project has been supported by the James Irvine Foundation, the County of Yolo, and Nugget Markets.

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

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