Downside, Upside-Down: An Art Exhibit with a Purpose
Downside, Upside-Down is a project benefiting the forgotten members of society, instilling self-confidence, a sense of community, achievement and respect to those experiencing deep hardship. Homeless and low-income people have created some of the art pieces.
Sought after curator Pamela Callender orchestrated this project, which will far exceed the confines of the art exhibit. The disenfranchised now have a venue that will encourage achievement, expression, communication, respect for themselves and trust in others. It will give them a sense of community and serve as an introduction to available resources in an effort to promote the means for future independence. This project is expected to be a model to assist people through economic and social challenges.