Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 6 – 8pm

Exhibitions Run: February 3 – 23, 2017

Pull the wings and make the unicorn fly. This year’s exhibition features a collaborative and
interactive art studio installation that will inspire everyone to imagine a world where anyone can make art fly. ArtStreet,
a program of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, and Harwood Art Center join together to present, Recycled
Heart, featuring mixed media and recycled art by ArtStreet artists. Bringing the injustice of poverty and homelessness
together, Recycled Heart is an exhibit, like all ArtStreet shows, that captures the diverse, distinct, and highly individual
response of our artists to community-chosen themes.

ArtStreet artists channel the potential within themselves and within discarded objects to create something new. They
quickly learn to see media in a fresh way, enabling them to transform raw materials into works of art. Their portfolios
highlight themes of re-purposing and offering alternative perspective, much like those who are impoverished or living
on the street must do with many materials and situations.

“Access to the arts is a social justice issue and matters to people experiencing homelessness. Art is used for
building community connections among those with and without homes and increases awareness of issues of
homelessness through the art-making process. ArtStreet is a low threshold entry point to treatment and care, and
helps people move out of homelessness.”– Jennifer Metzler, Executive Director, Albuquerque Health Care for the


Albert Rosales, Peaceful Solitude, acrylic and spray paint

Robert Hopson, My Crazy Life

Chris Jacobsen, Keeper of Of My Heart, mixed media