CFCA and its "Telling Stories Through Visuals" program
have received extensive public recognition.
"Telling Stories Through Visuals" was selected by
the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities as a model program,
one of eight in the nation that successfully combines visual art with
social services to help change people's lives. The program is being
featured on a web site (For TSTV program). The
web site materials were created in consultation with the National Endowment
for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the President's
Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and the Institute for Museum
and Library Services, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
It Feels Like To Grow Older" is a collaboration of more than 100 senior
citizens, ages 50 - 106, and a group of youngsters ages 10 to 13. This
60 foot mural project was debuted at the White House Conference on Aging.
A video documenting the making of this mural has been featured on local
and national PBS stations.
"Telling Stories Through Visuals is one of six programs
featured in "ART WORKS! Collaborations That Change Lives," a publication
of the Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community.
"Telling Stories Through Visuals" has been featured
as a model program in "National News Reports" and "AIDS/STD News Reports,"
both nationally subscribed newsletters published by CD Publications, Silver
President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton used the "Love Can
Build Anything" Hurricane mural as a backdrop for their nationally televised
town meeting held in Homestead, FL, Labor Day, 1993. Both the President
and the First Lady signed the mural in support of this community project.
Mrs. Clinton used "The Pledge: An Earth Anthem" mural
as a backdrop for her nationally televised address at the Summit of the
Americas held in Miami, December, 1994.
The "All About Crime" mural was previewed for Attorney
General Janet Reno at a national Crime Watch Conference held in Miami,
CFCA projects have been featured on the nationally
syndicated television show "HARD COPY" (11/22/96), on NBC News (10/1/96),
on CNN and C-Span stations (9/3/93), and on all the network evening news
programs; Because of the national exposure and success achieved in helping
diverse groups of people express themselves about difficult personal and
community situations, CFCA programs have become a model for local involvement
in national issues.