The Albright-Knox recently partnered with Child & Family Services to supply artmaking kits to children in the residential treatment program as part of the current exhibition at Albright-Knox Northland, “Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color.” Provided by Art Truck Program Coordinator Vicente Rondon, the donated kits give the children the opportunity to creatively express themselves through shapes, color and design. “Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color” is on view with opportunities for visitors to make art and interact with local artists until Sunday.
“This community collaboration helps to foster creative and therapeutic activities for children in our program, while building their self-esteem as they know their work will be on display for the community to see,” said Mary Czopp, chief communications and development officer for Child & Family Services.
Albright-Knox Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Child & Family Services to offer some creative relief for children in residential treatment. Being able to express oneself through art can be a soothing and fun experience, and we are honored to provide that to people in our community.”
Child & Family Services is a nonsectarian agency that provides services to children, adults and families without regard to race, creed, national origin or economic status. The agency’s mission is to strengthen families and promote the well-being of children through prevention, intervention, education and advocacy.