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Meet Gwendolyn from Poverty and The Arts!

We love Poverty & The Arts Features. This is Gwendolyn: “”With the income, I make through selling art, I would like to get something for the children I come in contact with on a daily basis. I know that art is God’s way of using me. ” -Gwen A Hopkinsville, Kentucky native, Gwen joined our artist collective in December 2014. She was homeless for nine years before securing housing through Urban Housing Solutions in March 2017. Gwen has been creating art since was a child. As an adult creator, she has hung on to a childlike sense of fantasy that translates into her work. She is known for her bright colors and bold shapes. Her favorite medium is painting on canvas, but she has also crafted pieces of jewelry. One day she would like to open a free children’s art studio, creating space for young artists to express themselves without words. In 2016 and 2019, she was commissioned and paid to lead a project at the Kid’s Tent during the Tennessee Craft Fair. It is evident that Gwen has a heart for both children and the arts and that passion is reflected in her past teaching experiences and her goals.”¬†Want to get involved with this fantastic organization click over to their website: povertyandthearts.org

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