Featuring works from individuals in Camillus House’s Art Therapy program, this collection reflects the voices and experiences of our community’s homeless
MIAMI – OCTOBER 27, 2016 – Camillus House, in partnership with Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus, will showcase a collection of expressive artwork created by Camillus House art therapy clients in support of Youth Homelessness Awareness Month. Utilizing a variety of media, this exhibit serves as a bridge between art and social justice. The array of art communicates the hardships and injustices often suffered by the homeless population.
“This exhibit is validation for many that have felt abandoned and forgotten by society” said Eddie Gloria, acting COO of Camillus House. “Art as a form of therapy and healing, is often the start to believing in a better life.”
Partnering with Camillus House for the second year, MDC is committed to educating their student body about social issues that impact communities on a local, national and global level.
The kick-off will include a reception on Tuesday Nov. 1, at 11:30 a.m. for invited guests, students, faculty, Camillus board members and staff as well as the featured artists. The program will include guest speaker, Enrique Sepulveda, a resident living in Youth Housing at Camillus House and a sophomore at Miami Dade College, as well as Dr. Malou C. Harrison, President of MDC North Campus, and a Camillus House Board member.
WHAT: Camillus House Art Exhibition
WHERE: MDC’s North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave., Library
WHEN: Nov. 1 – 30 – Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday – 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
COST: Free – Open to the Public
About Camillus House
Camillus House provides humanitarian and health care services to men, women and children who are poor and homeless in Miami-Dade County. As a ministry of the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God, Camillus was originally established to serve Cuban exiles. From its humble beginning as a small soup kitchen, Camillus has grown into a full service organization offering a comprehensive “system of care” including food, clothing, emergency, transitional and permanent housing, physical and mental health care, and substance abuse treatment.
About Miami Dade College:
Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses and outreach center offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a major sculpture park and large art gallery and theater systems. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information please visit www.mdc.edu.