Pamela Bell x prinkshop x Bowery Arts Project
Six years ago Pamela Bell and Shelley Sonenberg founded the Bowery Arts Project, a weekly arts workshop held at Project Renewal’s 3rd Street location. This year she brought in simple shapes and texts screens so that their participants could learn how to silk screen with the foundation of prinkshop’s advocacy campaigns. The Bowery Arts Project’s clients, many of whom suffer from addiction, homelessness, and mental health issues, learned to silk screen using prinkshop’s advocacy and shape screens. Pamela encouraged the clients to freely place the words on the freshly printed shape art, promoting positive affirmations, speaking truths, and expression through art.
The results were 31 collaborative pieces that were sold at Project Renewal’s 50 Year Gala Anniversary on June 8th at Spring Studios.
You can view and purchase the remaining and additional prints here.
The Bowery Arts Project is a volunteer-led arts workshop that is held weekly at Project Renewal’s 3rd Street Shelter. Project Renewal aims to end the cycle of homelessness by helping participants work through both mental health and addiction issues, and the Bowery Arts Project helps towards that goal by enabling participants with a creative outlet and hobby to release their emotions, foster new relationships, and create confidence in their abilities. Co-founded by prinkshop’s Pamela Bell, the Project follows prinkshop’s ethos as it couples social value with the power of art to instill love and compassion and as a vehicle for social or political meaning.