ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “Recycled Heart” repurposes both materials and people.
Launched more than 20 years ago by Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, the annual ArtStreet exhibit will hang at the Harwood Art Center, 1114 Seventh NW, beginning Feb. 1. It features more than 100 works by about 40 artists, 85 percent of whom are homeless, program coordinator Mindy Grossberg said. The works featured include painting, ceramics and sculpture, much of it comprised of recycled materials.
“In many ways it dismantles invisibility,” Grossberg said. “We’re experiencing homelessness and we’re creative beings. It helps re-shape people’s ideas.”