As part of our 35th year celebrations, Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity is presenting a visual display about the organization and its history in the lobby of City Hall.
The display, titled “Housing Matters,” will be a combination of informational posters about Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity, photographs spanning 35 years, and artwork by students from Boylan Catholic High School.
The Boylan art department (led by teachers Missy Minardi and Gretchen Stark) partnered with Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity to have their upper-level art students learn about the importance of affordable housing and then create an art piece in any medium portraying a positive message about housing. Students also recorded video artist statements about their piece, which Trekk turned into augmented reality videos that can be experienced as part of the display. The partnership was the result of a Youth Action Grant awarded to Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity by State Farm to engage students in amplifying their mission. The art was originally exhibited in the Boylan library, and the teachers have selected ten of the pieces to join the City Hall display.
The display will be set up in the lobby of City Hall from Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 8. Interested viewers can stop by any time during open business hours between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
Rockford City Hall
425 E State Street
Rockford, IL 61104