The Home Project


 Participants may drop off contributions at CEPA Gallery until Friday, August 25, 2017.

 What differentiates a home from any other space? A home is more than just a piece of property for you to own. It often serves as a space of safety, belonging, relaxation, privacy, solace, familiarity, connection, and love.  While what constitutes a home is certainly not universal in terms of physical borders, accoutrements, customs, or communities, our mutual need for such a concept connects us all. In a world that is often presented as unfamiliar and divisive, such reminders of our shared connections are more important than ever.

Home is an art project where anyone can be an artist. You can participate simply by bringing in any representation of what home means to you.  There are no wrong responses: representations can be physical, but they do not need to be.  All entries will be placed together within an installation space to be viewed as one complete work. The installation will be featured in the exhibition Forging American: Art in the Workings of an Asian American Rust Belt at CEPA Gallery’s Big Orbit Project Space from September 8 – November 17, 2017.

We believe that everyone deserves a home, and with this mind, at the end of the exhibition, participants can either take their contributions back or donate them to the International Institute of Buffalo, where they will be used to help create welcoming homes for refugees and immigrants settling in Western New York.

For additional information or to address any questions, please contact Natalie Fleming, and Van Tran Nguyen,, or visit

CEPA Gallery is located at 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.  Contributions may be dropped off Monday–Friday from 10:00am – 6:00pm, and Saturday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.