Montserrat’s Art Connection at River House

September 21, 2012

Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-8 pm for a reception to showcase the original works of art now on permanent display at

River House, the Beverly area’s shelter for homeless men located at 56 River Street.

Donated through the Montserrat Art Connection, the art will help inspire the men of River House as they strive to return to lives of self-sufficiency.

River House will reopen on the first of October, with a renewed focus on helping our guests find jobs, health care, and permanent homes.

Montserrat’s Asst. Curator of Education, Maggie Cavallo has helped River House in the process of selecting artwork for their. She has met with River House Director Kate Benashki, Kim Lundgren, Coordinator of Grants & Fundraising of North Shore Community Action Programs, Montserrat Trustee John Archer, as well as several River House residents to select 19 pieces of art for two sections of River House.

Montserrat’s Art Connection Program provides art to area non-profit organizations on the North Shore. The program’s initial launch was in the cafeteria at the Beverly Hospital back in October, 2011. Art Connection facilitates increased access to and more meaningful experiences with original works of art, all of which is donated by area artists. By placing works in community and public service organizations on the North Shore, Montserrat’s Art Connection aims to enhance the number and quality of art experiences with our immediate community. The original Art Connection in Boston, conceived by artist Fay Chandler in 1995, has donated more than 4,900 works of art to more than 300 non-profit agencies.

Artists or collectors interested in donating work should contact Maggie Cavallo at [email protected]

Image: Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. “Proceed and Be Bold” Letterpress Print, 2010