August 9 – 24, 2012
Pro Arts (at Oakland Art Gallery)
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 – 5 pm and Saturday 11 – 4 pm
Reflections is a collaborative work by Satellite Housing’s elderly residents and St. Mary’s College students. Four paintings were created at five affordable housing communities located in Berkeley and Oakland. Satellite Housing residents and St. Mary’s students came together over a series of intergenerational events to play games, make art and reflect upon the question, “What does community mean to you?”
Satellite Housing is a community-based non-profit housing organization, established in 1966 with the goal of addressing the unmet housing and service needs of the Bay Area’s lowest–income residents. Reflections was created in cooperation with St. Mary’s College Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action, an academic center that promotes a culture of service and social justice education.
Pro Arts is proud to partner with Satellite Housing to present the story of Reflections and support community development through the arts.