By Bringing Art to the Streets, the Homeless Population will Have a Unique Medium that will Allow them to Communicate with Others
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 15, 2016 / The founders of Painted Brain, a non-profit group of mental health professionals that create community-based solutions to mental health challenges, are pleased to announce the launch of their Outsider Art Cart by Painted Brain.
To check out a short video about the Outsider Art Cart, which is already creating a serious buzz in the social responsibility and art spaces, please visit https://goo.gl/a4zZgI at any time.
As a spokesperson for the project noted, homelessness is a concerning problem in the Los Angeles area that only seems to be growing. The team at Painted Brain is hoping to approach the concern in a novel way by giving these unfortunate individuals a chance to participate in a humane and creative street art intervention project called Outsider Art Cart.
"This innovative technique is giving these disenfranchised, marginalized, and isolated groups a chance to reconnect with others and take advantage of the healing properties of art," the spokesperson noted, adding that many of the individuals on the streets are suffering from mental illness, and the Painted Brain team will use multimedia to give a voice to the people they work with.
Many people already use art as a means of therapy and a chance to express their thoughts and emotions in a way that words don't accurately convey. Bringing this mode of therapy to the streets will allow them to communicate and connect with others through a unique medium.
The Painted Brain team believes that "having someone actively listen to and see you is life-affirming," and the communication through art will provide a voice and give them a sense of control over their narrative.
This incredible organization is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter to make their mission happen, bringing art therapy to the streets to bring a little more light into the community. The team from Painted Brain hopes to raise $2,500 through crowdfunding, and help as many homeless people as possible through the healing powers of art.
About Outsider Art Cart by Painted Brain:
The Outsider Art Cart by Painted Brain is a new outreach program that will provide the homeless population with the opportunity to express themselves through art. The innovative art project will bring hope and the healing power of art directly to the streets. For more information, please visit https://goo.gl/a4zZgI.
SOURCE: Outsider Art Cart