Thursday, August 10, 2017

Victory Programs - Victory House

Victory Programs’ mission is to open doors to recovery, hope and community to individuals and families facing homelessness, addiction, or other chronic illnesses. Through housing and support services Victory Programs’ goal is to provide the individuals and families they serve with the tools needed to support healthy and self-sufficient lives. Though the support of loyal and caring donors, they have been able to provide more than just a “bed” for those living in one of its 17 programs. The Art Connection has placed art within 7 of these programs. In each, art helps create a therapeutic environment and stimulates conversation among those who would otherwise have nothing in common.

The latest placement from The Art Connection was at Victory House, a residential treatment program for men dealing with substance use disorders located in the South End on 566 Mass Ave. The 4 to 8 month provides residents with a bridge between treatment and re-integration into community living as they move through their own recovery. Art will hang in common areas, hallways, and stairwells making this unique recovery facility into a more cozy and vibrant home away from home.

To learn more about Victory programs, visit their website:

John Borchard, Venetian Window Slits within Slits, Photograph, 2003, 7"x 5"

Catherine Carter, Whisper, Acrylic & spray paint on canvas, 2005, 28"x 28"

Fay Chandler, Baltimore Group #4, Mixed media, 1970, 17"x 23"

JoAnne Chittick, Grapevine Tangle, Oil on paper, 2015, 24"x 30"

Betsy Chadwick, Fifth Wind Farm Rocks, WV, Oil, 1988, 9"x 12"

Betsy Chadwick, Fifth Wind Farm View, WV, Oil, 1988, 9"x 12"

Jim Kociuba, Harvard Law School, Acrylic on canvas, 2012, 14"x 18"

Jim Kociuba, Passing Clouds, Acrylic on canvas, 2012, 16"x 20"

Bette Frank Leahy, Apples, Oil on canvas, 2010, 20"x 16"

Unknown, Painting, 32"x 37"

 Christina Maestri, Ocean Mist, Acrylic on canvas, 2016, 20"x 20"
Eliza McFadden, "Sky Moon Complete" (Denise Levertov), Alkyd oil, 2001, 33"x 29"

Eliza McFadden, September 12, 2001 (II), Alkyd oil, 2001, 26"x 40"

Reba Stewart, Boy with Red Hat, Woodblock print, 28"x 16"

Renu O'Connell, Boothbay Harbor, Tempera, 2013, 17"x 24"

Shirley Partoll, Koi in Sarasota, Acrylic on canvas,19"x 25"

Lisa Reindorf, Pool and Terrace, Oil on gessoed panel, 2014, 24"x 50"x 3"

Lorna Ritz, "Tree", Oil crayon, 2014, 15"x 17"

 Leann Shamash, Three Buttons, Photograph, 2014, 15"x 22"

Anne Silber, In Nice: Room with a View, Serigraph, 1993, 30"x 22"

 Judith Silverstein, Chaos, Acrylic, 2105, 36"x 24"

 Judith Silverstein, 2 White Circle, Acrylic, 2016, 28"x 22"

Judith Silverstein, All Colors Plus, Acrylic, 2016, 24"x 18"

Nancy Simonds, Block Stack with Dark Grey, Gouache on paper, 2000, 30"x 30"

Katherine Slusarz, Musical Dream, Oil on canvas, 2012, 30"x 24"

Maria Termini, The Kitchen Sink, Silkscreen, 29"x 23"

South End Community Health Center -CBFS

South End Community Health Center’s Community Based Flexible Services (CBFS) provides psychiatric rehabilitation and clinical case management services to seriously mentally ill clients of the Department of Mental Health. Community Based Flexible Services (CBFS) is a program of the South End Community Health Center (SECHC) based in the Solomon Carter Fuller Building.  Because the program is housed in a state owned building, they haven’t had the opportunity to focus on cultivating an aesthetic that matches the warmth and care of the services they provide, until now! Partnering with The Art Connection has afforded clients of the Department of Mental Health who frequent the building for care a moment of reflection with works of art. Art hangs throughout the facilities in common spaces like the lobby, hallways, and interview rooms. For more information about CBFS check out their website

John Borchard, Venetian Peek-a-Boo Shutters, Photograph, 2003, 10"x 8"

Catherine Carter, Purple Tendrils, Acrylic on canvas, 2013, 20"x 20"

Catherine Carter, Russet Tendrils, Acrylic on canvas, 2013, 20"x 20"

Susan C. Collings, Colors, Photograph, 2016, 11"x 14"

Carlyn M. Ekstrom, Secret Light, acrylic on canvas, 24"x 24"

Frances K. Grossman, The Owl, Pastel, 1996, 13"x 15"

David Kupferman, IF11-24 Blue Evening, Acrylic on paper, 22"x 30"

 David Kupferman, IE11-42, Acrylic on paper, 22"x 30"

Bette Frank Leahy, Colorado Mountains, Oil on canvas, 2010, 18"x 20"

Henri Plisson, The Greenhouse, Painting, , 45"x 36"

Michael Rizzo, The Pipers Illinois, Photograph, 2009, 26"x 22"

Eleanor Rubin, Tides, Watercolor, 2004, 15"x 11"

Epko, L a Fille a' La Fenetre, Oil, 1970's, 47"x 27"

Anne Silber, Strawberries, Serigraph, 1989, 29"x 28"

Anne Silber, Still Life with Red Line, Serigraph, 1989, 22"x 30"

Cynthia Staples, Untitled, Digital photograph, 2012, 10"x 10"

Cynthia Staples, Red, Digital photograph, 2012, 10"x 10"

Nan Tull, Domino Theory 9, Encaustic on wood panel, 1995, 12"x 12"

Nan Tull, Embedded: Shelter, Encaustic and tape on board, 2005, 20"x 20"

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Project Hope

Project Hope is a multi-service agency at the forefront of efforts in Boston to move families up and out of poverty. It provides low-income women with children access to education, jobs, housing, and emergency services; fosters their personal transformation; and works for broader systems change.
Project Hope's vision is rooted in the concept of transformation, the process through which women gain the tools, self–esteem and confidence necessary to take control of their lives and develop the courage to seek a better future for their children, despite the enormous challenges they face.
As a compliment to the support services offered, donated artwork  brightens the ambiance and enriches the spirit of warmth, dignity, and care for all who walk through the doors. The works hang in common areas like classrooms, lounges, and hallways.

To find out more about Project Hope check out their website:

Prilla Smith Brackett, Passages: Lake Powell, Utah #2, Acrylic & oil on canvas, 1987, 68"x 46"

Catherine Carter, Ochre Umber Triptych, Acrylic on canvas, 2011, 10" sq/ea

JoAnne Chittick, Poppies, Oil on board, 2014, 9"x 12"

Susan C. Collings, Delicacies, Photograph, 2015, 11"x 14"

Susan C. Collings, Child with Mask, Photograph, 2013, 8"x 10"

Caroline Di Nunzio, Supplication, Monotype, 24"x37"

Nick Edmonds, Salmon Cicada Curtain, Wood, mixed media, 1993, 84"x 36"x 24"

Mario Espana, Mario Espana, Villa Espana, Oil on canvas, 2015, 72"x 54"

Faith Hyde, Night Light, Mixed media on paper, 2005, 11"x 11"

Faith Hyde, Two Sightings, Mixed media on paper, 2012, 12"x 12"

Diana Korzenik, Looking at Horizon, Acrylic on paper, 1978, 12"x 18"

David Kupferman, IG8-39, Acrylic on paper, 26''x 40'', Project Hope

Jeannie Lindheim, Swirls, Watercolor, 2016, 9"x 7"

Jeannie Lindheim, Resting, Watercolor, 2016, 8"x 10"

Jeannie Lindheim, Flying Through The Air, Watercolor, 2016, 10"x 8"

Carolyn E. Lovit, Turquoise and Gold, Acrylic (on stretched canvas), 2015, 24"x 20"

Carolyn E. Lovit, The Journey, Acrylic, 2016, 48"x 36"

Carolyn E. Lovit, Orange Joy, Acrylic on stretched canvas, 2014, 24"x 20"

 Chalda Maloff, Golden Touch, Digital painting, 2010, 5"x 7"

Chalda Maloff, Gold Rush, Digital painting, 2010, 5"x 7"

Chalda Maloff, Ruby Glide, Archival inks on canvas, 2007, 20"x 28"

Eliza McFadden, Sunset, Frenchman Bay, Maine, Alkyd oil, 1995, 29"x 43"

Karen A. V. O'Brien, Calypso Fish, Acrylic on canvas, 2011, 40"x 30"

Renu O'Connell, Comings and Goings, Tempera, 2013, 25"x 30"

Henry Olds, Along the Fence, Photomontage print on canvas, 2014, 13"x 19"

Amen, Awakening, Etching, 1970's, 31"x 21"