Artists' Television Access

Better Homes & Gardens Today

April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2015,


For the month of April, artists Christopher Statton and Megan Wilson will be returning to ATA’s (Artists’ Television Access) window and gallery with their project Better Homes & Gardens Today. In October 2014 the artists launched the project at ATA with their month-long window installation and performance. Through Better Homes & Gardens Today Wilson and Statton are partnering with the Gubbio Project, the Coalition On Homelessness, and At The Crossroads to:
1) Heighten awareness around “home” and the realities of homelessness
2) Cultivate a dialog within communities and amongst disparate groups
3) Raise money to benefit each of these critical organizations that work to address homelessness in San Francisco.

Wilson and Statton, will spend April continuing to paint “Home” signs in different languages in the window space of ATA that will then be displayed as part of the installation in the ATA gallery space. Each sign features the single word for “Home” painted in black against a color background with a flower incorporated.

As part of the project they have reached out to SF’s tech corporations and their employees, such as Twitter, Zendesk, Yammer, Google, and Salesforce who have expressed interest in helping to make a difference to ease the suffering experienced by those living on the street. They have presented private and community events facilitating discussions to learn about:
1. The realities of being homeless;
2. What the culture and climate of homelessness is like in San Francisco; and
3. What is truly needed to address this crisis – funding and policy change.

Statton and Wilson are available to personally install single purchases of 25 or more signs at individual residences or corporate offices. The purchasers will get one sign for his/herself and the other sign will be donated to one of the three partner organizations to use as they see best fit (e.g. the Gubbio Project will be hanging the signs on the pews at St. Boniface Church during their hours of operation). Purchasers will also be provided with more information on each of the organizations and how they can further help. All of the proceeds and the signs purchased for the organizations will be divided evenly and go to the three partners (Gubbio Project, Coalition On Homelessness, and At The Crossroads).

The goal of the Better Homes & Gardens Today is to introduce people to these critical organizations that are working to address the needs of those who are struggling to survive and need support, as well as help to provide insight to the causes, which are systemic and far more complex than most people are aware.

On April 29th, ATA will host the closing party with the artists Sttaton and Willson and many friends from the project will be featuring music, food, dancing, and community. Jean Jeanie, from the band Future Twin, will be preforming a solo set followed by a set from ‘Banda Sin Nombre”.| | | [email protected] | [email protected]

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