Art on the Concourse, oil on canvas (2022)
Exhibition & neighborhood Art Walk
September 2022-Spring 2023
Concourse House, Home for Women and Their Children is delighted to present You are more than enough, an exhibition of newly commissioned art by mother-artists Amanda Renee Jewell, Yafatou Sarr and Dayanara Savinon in collaboration with Serviam Seniors, Concourse House families and their neighborhood community in the Bronx. The exhibition is curated by Concourse House arts curator Jess Rolls.
About the Exhibition
You are more than enough follows the journeys of the women’s transition from Concourse House shelter and shifts the narrative from individuals trying to get out to making a life of their own, helping each other emotionally, physically, and creatively.
Using public sculpture, crochet, weaving, beading, writing and songwriting, the exhibition explores themes of peace, recovery, belonging and friendship.
The exhibition takes shape as a neighborhood art walk. Art installations are located at Concourse House, Home for Women and Their Children, Refuge House and Serviam Campus (map below). On route you will find crochet murals and texts, paintings and sneaker art located on the exterior of our buildings, local bodegas, subway stations, sidewalks and more.
Thank you C.G. Esperanza for his beautiful poster artwork for the exhibition. Thank you to all the participants of our artworks, workshops and walking tours especially our arts interns Jamie Robbins, Alanna Cordero and our long-term artist mentors Charles Esperanza, Naomi Lawrence, Lady K Fever, Fauzia Khanani and Alex Barker. Thank you to Manhattan College, Design Advocates, Pratt Center for Community Development Taconic Fellowship, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, 100Kin10, City Tech CUNY, Chashama space to Connect, Street Lab and Fabrics Save-A-Thon for providing funding, partnership and materials towards our 2021-2022 arts program.
You are more than enough, opens on Sept 29, 3:30PM - 7:30PM with our annual fundraiser event Art on the Concourse.
Listen out for program updates on our social media accounts @concourse_house and @fbcommunityservices #artontheconcourse
Photo Credits: Jess Rolls (2022), Isabelle Gutierrez (2021), Justin Sorensen, Design Advocates (2022), Richard Koek (2021), Aaron Soler, Charles Esperanza (2022)
Concourse House Mother Artist-Apprentices Team, Serviam Hall.
Photo credit Maria Riviera (2022)