Subject: Briefs from The Bridge: January /February 2016

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Briefs from The Bridge

~January/February 2016

The Bridge Group Artists Exhibit at MoMA
On February 10th, the opening reception for the The Bridge Group Artists' newest exhibition, Finding Center,  was held at the Museum of Modern Art. This year's exhibition marks the 11th year of The Bridge-MoMA partnership, which provides Bridge clients with arts education workshops and culminates in an annual exhibition at the Museum.

More than 200 visitors attended the reception, which showcased more than 20 works by 11 Bridge client artists. Attendees mingled with the artists and Bridge staff while viewing the stunning and inspiring works on display. Speakers at the reception included Gale Brewer, the Manhattan Borough President, and four of the Bridge Group Artists.

The Bridge Group Artists, under the direction of Art Therapist Judith Raskin Rosenthal, ATR, has evolved from The Bridge Art Therapy Program. This program provides a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment in which Bridge clients can express themselves artistically and learn to process their thoughts and emotions. The program also aims to build self-confidence and encourage the development of social skills. 

To learn more about The Bridge's creative arts therapy program, please visit our website.

Missed the opening reception? There's still time to see the exhibition! Check it out at MoMA's Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building: 4 West 54th Street in New York City. The exhibition is on display through February 28th.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for Herkimer Street Residence
The Bridge marked the opening of its newest supportive housing program, Herkimer Street Residence, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 11th. More than fifty government officials, project sponsors, and supporters attended the event, which included speeches and tours of the residence, which is now home to 20 formerly homeless adults living with a mental illness, 20 young adults aging out of foster care, and 20 low income families. Click here to view footage of the event, via News 12 Brooklyn. 
Pictured at the ribbon-cutting are (from left to right): Moira W. Tashjian, New York State Office of Mental Health; Maurice L. Coleman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Michael Ferguson, New York State Homes and Community Renewal; Jennifer Trepinski, Corporation for Supportive Housing; Cynthia C. Wainwright, President of The Bridge; Howard Rothschild, The Bridge Board; Susan Wiviott, CEO of The Bridge; Ron Garfunkel, The Bridge Board; Ruth Corn Roth, The Bridge Board; Judi Kende, Enterprise Community Partners; Carole Gordon, SVP, Housing Development at The Bridge. Photo by Elena Olivo. 
Save the Date! The Bridge's 2016 Gala
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