Henry Street Settlement's Community Consultation Center
What Else Do We Need?

14 January–5 February 2023

Abrons Arts Center is pleased to present a group exhibition of ceramics works created at Henry Street Settlement's Community Consultation Center. The artists made the work in a ceramics class dedicated to mental health through the process of making art.

On display is a miniature house built collectively by the group of artists. Each person called upon their own memories, observations of immediate surroundings, and their hopes for a shared space to construct the home. A constant question came up during the process: what else do we need? The artists carefully responded, enhancing each other’s work and reminding us how our decisions matter to one another.

Image by Yan Jin


Hope, growth, change, recovery — these are the guiding tenets of the Settlement’s Community Consultation Center. The CCC opened in 1946 as one of the first public clinics to provide psychiatric care to the community. A New York State-certified mental health facility, the CCC delivers outpatient mental health services, crisis services, multicultural services, vocational rehabilitation, housing support and job training opportunities, as well as legal and financial services and screenings for entitlement benefits and food stamp enrollment.


The ceramics class and exhibition are supported through Promoting the Arts Throughout Henry Street (PATHS), a programmatic partnership between Abrons Arts Center and Henry Street Settlement that facilitates arts experiences for all facets of our agency.