hearing from Lanecia about her personal story and how The Art Project Houston
(TAPH) came to life. I instantly was thrilled to have the opportunity to serve alongside an amazing staff with a vision to empower the homeless community through the arts!
My first week included meeting new people, organizing supplies, preparing for the Prescription: Paint 2012 event, and visiting the Museum of Contemporary Craft Houston. I enjoyed spending time with the art students and seeing them come to life during studio time, classes, and our visit to the art museum. During our visit, we experienced the artwork and interacted with the artists within their own studio setting.
Upon returning to the Bread of Life, the students engaged in a profound discussion on the artwork they saw and how the pieces inspired them in their own work. A class favorite seemed to be a series of threaded composition notebooks because of the creativity and the length of time needed to complete them (over 10 years). To me the notebooks displayed in the art museum showed the incredible power of someone’s life story. The staff team here is dedicated to restoring the value of everyone’s story through meeting their felt, spiritual, emotional, and
creative needs. In these past few days, I have experienced how this place truly is the Bread of Life.