About the Art

Art and Creativity

Creativity is an important aspect of our work at LSIC. We use creative thinking when teaching our students and solving problems with our clients. Art posters and photographs line our office walls. Last year, we started a new tradition of collaborating with local artists to celebrate creativity and its power to inspire social change in our community. The art lifts our spirits and brings us together to enjoy.

Artwork from LSIC Brochure

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Artwork from LSIC End of Year Appeal

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WHEN I GROW UP

Our 2016 “Donate an Hour. Give a Second Chance” appeal features the work of local artist Tim Davis. In his When I Grow Up series, he asks, “What will you be when you grow up?” Davis painted the series in response to his many conversations with youth in his 20 years of teaching art in the D.C. metropolitan area. He notes,

“I often wonder about their journey, black males in particular, and the hopes and dreams that can be easily deferred in society today. The work is based on real people. This young man does not bear his face, but his spirit and soul are very much there.”

Why It Resonates 

We see a message of hope in Mr. Davis’ paintings. The young man represents the hundreds of residents we help each year—vulnerable, yet with great potential to thrive—if only given a fair shake or a second chance. In real life, and with the help of our supporters, we can bring them hope and change.


Tim Davis received his master’s degree from the University of Illinois and studied with artists Frank Gallo and Bill Carlson. Davis explores transparent imagery, organic materials, and multiple layers in his compositions. He has exhibited widely in the Washington, D.C. area, and has many works in private and corporate collections. Mr. Davis is the founder and director of International Visions Gallery.

Special thanks to Carolyn Goodridge of nonprofit Art Impact USA: Releasing Light Into The World Through Art for making this collaboration possible.

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