on wednesday, may 25th, 2011 installed the four bamboo art displays at the girls group home in costa mesa that we have been working with throughout the home/environment project. on sunday, may 22, 2011, along with our awesome volunteers: bryant petersen of msquaredind, scott goodman of eptdesign & joshua eugene box, we constructed the four bamboo art displays from materials donated by calibamboo. see the previous post below for images of the construction day.
art, objects & photos made by the residents of the group home during workshops with will be displayed on the shelves for them to enjoy. the intent of the permanent displays is to allow current & future residents to continue to make and display their art, photography and other creative projects.
it is our hope that these displays will serve as a positive reminder to the residents of their work with as well as encouragement to continue to engage in creative pursuits. more photos and information after the link below.
the installation of the displays marks the culmination of our months-long work with the girls and the home/environment project. we look forward to keeping in touch with the girls & having them participate in our upcoming events. at the end of the install we left the girls with the prints from our photography excursions displayed on the walls, a donated camera, shirts and a gift from jenn smucker, co-founder, of one her photo prints to add to the collection displayed on the wall. .
in order to protect their identities & due to the sensitive nature of the circumstances of their lives, we are unable to include the residents in any of our documentation from our work with them. however, here is a portion of an email that we received from one of the residents after the displays went up in their home: “…the wall looks AWESOME. i love how it looks. its great and i love how it makes the house look better. )))))))))))))))”.