ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This virtual display of community artworks celebrates the Museum’s longstanding partnership with the Stewpot Art Program. The Stewpot offers a safe haven for people experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness in Dallas. Beyond addressing basic survival needs, The Stewpot offers enrichment opportunities for healing, financial support, and personal growth. The Art Program provides class time and art supplies for individuals looking to express themselves creatively, grow as artists, and support themselves through the sale of their work.
In 2016 docent Tanya Krueger and Manager of School Programs Lindsay O’Connor collaborated with Stewpot staff to launch a monthly program for the artists, which includes time in the galleries and art-making activities. Many are self-taught and paint in various styles. Participants include former teachers, first responders, and veterans, and the range of the group’s experiences illustrates that there is no single narrative of homelessness.
MORE TO EXPLORE
Read about the DMA’S partnership with the Stewpot Art Program and the importance of building community in this throwback Uncrated blog post.
The artists love the partnership with the DMA and our ‘field trips’ to the Museum allow us to delve into the processes of looking at and learning about art on a much deeper level.
– Betty Heckman, The Stewpot Art Program Director