Kids from Project Connection in front of their installed art for the Housy Windows Project.
The Center for Peace through Culture worked with middle school children from the Berkshire Hills School District to create a mosaic of art for the Housy Windows Project.
To ensure every student had an opportunity to express their own voice through their own art, two full-sized canvases (pre-cut to fit in the boarded up window spaces) were divided into 36 smaller canvas panels. Each student either designed their own panel or collaborated with a partner to complete their works of art.
Over the period of a week, CPCs Executive Director, Andreas Engel, worked with the kids to provide artistic tips and techniques, and helped them complete their ideas.
Project Connection kids discoverd that even the rags they used to create their art were their own works of art.
On August 9, 2023 the Project Connection kids took a field trip to Housatonic to see their work installed onto the school building. Extra Special Teas and SoCo Creamery generously provided beverages and ice cream to make the experience for the kids all the more rewarding. Eric Gabriel and the Gabriel Electric crew generously provided their time to install the work.