Lynn Home for Women’s Washington Square Residence provides affordable housing and the security of a furnished, managed home. Lisa Connolly, Executive Director says “In this, our 100th anniversary, we are excited to bring original art directly into our residents’ lives”.
The diverse population of residents includes students, working, and retired people, those who need wheelchair accessible housing, as well as women who desire a safe, supportive environment. The newly renovated Washington Square Residence (WSR) provides efficiency studios and furnished rooms, fostering a sense of community. The organization encourages and provides sharing of meals, social activities, and opportunities for scholarship assistance and job training.
All artwork donated through The Art Connection hangs in the dining room, residence halls, and other shared spaces. “The installation of original art provides yet another layer of personal exploration and discovery in the pursuit of a fulfilling life,” says Connolly.
Linda Sullivan, a board member at the Lynn Home for Women, has shared her experience of the art selection process with us: “I was honored to be part of the committee that selected art to further enhance our newly renovated home but wondered how it was going to work. Everyone loves art but how would our small group of residents and board members ever agree on what to choose?
“Sarah Berry immediately united and put our group at ease with an art appreciation exercise. When we were shown over 250 images of artwork, we liked almost all of them. Regardless, getting down to our final choices of 25 pieces was effortless and fun- The Art Connection’s process is magic! We could not be happier to be the recipient of so many beautiful works of art, or more thankful to the generous art donors whose gifts have transformed Lynn Home for Women.”
Learn more about this residence on their website, www.washingtonsquareresidence.org