AFTS In The News: Art in unexpected places

February 03, 2020

Thank you to World Magazine and WORLD Journalism Institute for highlighting Art From the Streets artists including Jefferson Bright.

"Seriousness of purpose is the common denominator of programs for the blind, the disabled, and the homeless. Jefferson Bright at Art From the Streets said his art routine is key to his two years of sobriety: He comes to “socialize, not hibernate.” Bright recalled turning down a friend’s invitation to a barbecue—that night his friend killed himself. People with particular hardships might fall into dark thoughts, or they might paint luminous landscapes, as Bright does: “They aren’t places I’ve been. They’re in my imagination.”

You can read the full article here!

*Image courtesy of of World Magazine.

 

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