"The Threads That Bind Us Outreach program grained tremendous traction with our students, who embraced and grew from their experiences working with Patti. Patti’s work continues to provide value and has been essential as we work with Oda’s most marginalized and vulnerable communities to develop the self-confidence needed to thrive in such a challenging part of the world.
During her time with Oda, Patti worked with little oversight, successfully integrating with our team of ex-pat and local teachers leading our students through the four pillars of her program. Upon arriving in Oda, Patti immediately took tremendous measures to respect Nepali culture and tradition while implementing the initiative. During this time, Patti faced extraordinary challenges inherent with an undertaking such ambitious work in Nepal’s most remote region. Her response to those challenges was sustained optimism and enthusiasm, a response which was infectious for our students and our Nepali team. This attitude was refreshing in Oda, and the entire Oda team agrees that Patti struck a tremendous balance of eagerness, knowledge, and cultural competence.
To that end, I encourage anyone working to build self-confidence and develop self-awareness in their communities to strongly consider partnering with the Project Room and Patti Bartelstein. During her time in Oda she left a lasting impression on everyone. I look forward to following The Project Room’s journey – as more students benefit from this unique opportunity." -John Christopher, Founder and Executive Director|OdaFoundation.org (2017)
"I commissioned a neon piece for my foyer from THE PROJECT ROOM. The dialogue, attention to detail and the transaction went beyond smoothly. We are a very satisfied and happy client. Highly recommend!!!" -Jim and Heidi Kirsch (2016)
"The Project Room offers a great selection of unique pieces from artists from all over the world. The artwork is beautiful, sophisticated and affordable."
-A Chicago Collector (2016)
"I found the most amazing piece of photography from THE PROJECT ROOM Gallery! I have been looking for a unique piece of photography and have searched several online galleries. The Project Room has photographs from around the world that are both pleasing to the eye and inspiring to the mind!"
-Sheri W. (Evanston, IL)
"The Project Room gallery is an amazing space to view a wide range of international artists. The Window gallery is full of amazing pieces that range from photography, to paintings, to sculpture and even several books worth taking a look at. The Project Room gallery is an amazing hidden gem in Chicago, and is not to be missed."
-Ariana R. (2014)
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