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Art Group Beautifies Prelude Domestic Violence Shelter

Domestic violence shelter Prelude received an extra-special makeover by local artist collective Projectivity Movement who donated 17 vibrantly-colored pieces of artwork, including beautiful paintings and murals.

Projectivity Movement Hopes to Inspire Shelter Residents with Donated Artwork

At Safe Horizon, we believe that domestic violence shelters should be beautiful places that evoke hope for each and every one of the residents. We understand that going into a domestic violence shelter can be an intimidating experience, which is why each facility is designed to be warm and welcoming. One of our eight domestic violence shelters, Prelude, recently received an extra special makeover by local artist collective called Projectivity Movement.

One of the Beautiful Murals Projectivity Movement Painted for Prelude

The idea for collaborating with an external group to make Prelude look more welcoming and inviting for new and existing residents occurred during one of the shelter’s staff meetings. “One suggestion was putting up some pictures,” Program Assistant at Prelude Alma R. Zeno explains. “So I contacted a local arts organization who connected us to graffiti artist Chris Reinsch and Projectivity Movement.” Chris is the founder of Projectivity Movement; a volunteer collective of musicians, artists, teachers, business owners, and other community members who come together to create art and sponsor various non-profit endeavors in and around New York City.

“Projectivity artists like to do their best to promote and inspire positive messages through their music or art. When Alma and the staff from Prelude reached out to us looking for art to decorate the domestic violence shelter, many of our artists were interested,” Chris Reinsch said.


Projectivity Movement Artwork that Adorns our Prelude Domestic Violence Shelter

Prelude House is an emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors. Over thirty women and their children reside in the shelter at any one time and receive services including assistance with transitioning into permanent housing, medical needs, court advocacy, training and education, individual and group counseling, and childcare.

Chris and Projectivity Movement donated 17 pieces of artwork, including vibrantly colored paintings and murals. With the help of Projectivity Movement, Prelude will give domestic violence survivors fresh perspective and maybe even encourage a greater sense of self-expression through art.