ACCR and MICA: Art + Community
A Collaborative exhibition and project between the Art Connection in the Capital Region and MICA
June 5 – 17, 2013 in MICA’s Decker Gallery
The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) is a non-profit organization that enriches lives by expanding access to original works of visual art within underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
Our mission is primarily achieved through the facilitation of an innovative art donation and placement program that brings together artists and collectors willing to donate their artwork with qualifying nonprofit community service or public equivalent agencies that have no funding for art purchases. An example of the types of organizations with which ACCR partners serve clients directly and includes: homeless shelters, children’s centers, treatment facilities, and low-income senior housing agencies, amongst several others. ACCR identifies artists and collectors interested in donating original artwork, organizes the work for inclusion in the Artists’ Gallery to be considered by recipient agencies, and guides the agencies throughout the selection and placement process. These works of art become the permanent property of the recipient agency.
By bringing art to more members of our community, we are contributing to the creation of nurturing environments and providing individuals who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to experience the beauty, inspiration and hope that art enables. In addition to enlivening the public spaces within an agency, donated artwork serves to integrate and engage community members and helps to foster positive associations between the agency providing vital social services and individuals accessing these services.
To find out more about ACCR, please visit: www.artconnection-cr.org
Carol Miller Frost
Geraldine Bullock, Susan Dorsey, and Shana R. Goetsch
Kim Llerena and Susan Dorsey (detail below)
Espi Frazier and Albert Schweitzer
Cara Ober and Richard Niewerth
*WST, SSY: Every week Bmoreart’s contributors travel around town to view the art showing in and around Baltimore City. ‘We Saw This, So Should You’ is a series where we post photos from the best of these exhibitions. Obviously, photos are inadequate in capturing the inherent qualities of these works. Art is always best viewed in person, so we recommend that you do so, whenever possible.