Artists for Humanity at M2L

On Monday night, Boston's next crop of artists came out to play.

Clockwise from upper left: Matt Manes, owner of M2L; painter Katauna Parker (right) discussing her art; Rashad Nelson with one of his graffiti-inspired works; large-scale paintings by Katauna Parker.

It’s no secret that Artists for Humanity is considered one of the most progressive programs of its kind. The South Boston-based program offers art education, mentoring, and job placement to underserved youths, and on Monday evening, three of their talented “teen-preneurs” exhibited their work at (Un) Common Paintings, hosted by Matt Manes, of Boston’s modern furniture mecca, M2L.

Paintings by artists Katauna Parker, Eddie McColgan, and Rashad Nelson, were hung alongside classic modern furniture by Artefort, Walter Knoll, and Montis. Additional works from Artists for Humanity’s sustainable ReVision 2.0 line were also for sale. Our favorites: tables made of folded magazine paper suspended in resin (shown below). You can buy them online here.

AFH was recently tapped by Neiman Marcus to create a window installation, inspired by their dreamy catalog, in Walnut Creek, California. Be on the lookout for an Artists for a Humanity-designed window display at the Boston and Natick locations, coming soon. (photos and reporting by Kendra Amin)