Project p:ear Benefit Exhibit @ Stephanie Chefas Projects
This hoiday season, Stephanie Chefas Projects in collaboration with p:ear, a Portland non-profit that mentors homeless youth are delighted to announce a benefit group exhibit titled Project p:ear. Featuring works from an array of over 40 artists, Project p:ear celebrates the creativity of the human spirit and our inherent drive for self expression. From Aaron Nagel's contemporary realism to the intuitive paintings of Zio Ziegler, each participating artist delivers a distinct voice for art lovers to experience. In addition, 20% of all proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to p:ear programs. p:ear is a program dedicated to building positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, arts, and recreation. Their aim is to foster trust, enable stability and build self-esteem by teaming troubled young people with role models and instructors for years at a time.
'I looked up to a group of older kids that went to p:ear before me, they were able to channel struggle into creativity and authenticity.' - p:ear youth
'I feel a deep appreciation when my emotions are honored and I am treated as an individual, a being who is unique'. - p:ear youth
The organization targets youth who are frequently deemed as 'hopeless cases' by society at large, and believes that through intensive guidance their students can shine as bright as anyone else, if not brighter. One of p:ear's core philosophies is to inspire through creativity, thereby providing young people with the tools to express themselves constructively. For more information, visit www.pearmentor.org.
Artists Featured: Aaron Nagel, Augustine Kofie, Ben Kehoe, Brian Donnelly, Brin Levinson, Caitlin Hackett, Carne Griffiths, Casey Gray, Christine Wu, David Rice, Deedee Cheriel, Erik Mark Sandberg, Godeleine de Rosamel, Jay Riggio, Jaclyn Alderete, Jeff P., Jen Lobo, Jeni Yang, Jesse Hazelip, Jillian Dickson, John Casey, John Felix Arnold III, Judith Supine, Kathy Osborn, Kelly Allen, Kevin Earl Taylor, Ki Sung Koh, Korin Faught, Kristen Liu Wong, Lauren Napolitano, Lauren YS, Mako Miyamoto (above), Michael Alm, Michelle Guintu, Mike Lee, Mike Stilkey, Mel Kadel, Monica Kim Garza, Neil M Perry, Quam Odunsi, Ryan Bubnis, Sergio Garcia, Shawn Huckins, Souther Salazar, Susannah Kelly, Tenderloin Television, Thomas Robson, Vanessa Foley, Yellena James, Zio Ziegler
Project p:ear is on view through December 31st, 2015 at Stephanie Chefas Projects, 305 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 202 Portland, Oregon 97214 www.stephaniechefas.com