“A Picture of the County” is a Telling Stories Through Visuals hands-on writing and art-making workshop project. More than 500 Miami-Dade County community members participated in workshop activities.


This multi-paneled Tapestry features artwork and stories that address several issues that affect Miami-Dade County residents. The issues include: 

Abuse and Violence in a Teen Dating Relationship 


Gentrification and Change 

The Environment - Natural Disasters and Illegal Dumping 


Bullying This project is ongoing. Additional issues will be addressed.  

Gang Culture and Violence


This project was made possible with the help of CBO funds and the support of Miami-Dade County Commissioners:

Dorrin D. Rolle (District 2) E-mail: http://www.miamidade.gov/district02/home.asp

Audrey Edmonson (District 3) E-mail:http://www.miamidade.gov/district03/home.asp

Sally A. Heyman (District 4) E-mail: http://www.miamidade.gov/district04/home.asp

Bruno A. Barreiro (District 5) E-mail: http://www.miamidade.gov/district05/home.asp  

Carlos A. Gimenez (District 7) E-mail: http://www.miamidade.gov/district07/home.asp

Jose "Pepe" Diaz (District 11) E-mail: http://www.miamidade.gov/district11/home.asp

Joe A. Martinez (District 12) E-mail: http://www.miamidade.gov/district12/home.asp  


Additional sponsors include:

sponsor State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts

sponsorMiami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners

sponsorMiami Beach Cultural Arts Council

sponsorMiami-Dade County Board of Commissioners;

sponsorPublix Super Markets Charities;

sponsorMiami Dade School Board Member, Dr. Martin Karp;

Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Pillar Foundation

Allegany Franciscan Foundation

In addition, we thank the following corporate citizens for their generous in-kind donation of services and materials:

Sanford Brands (Sharpie permanent markers) www.sanford.com

Trapezoid (Web host) www.trapezoid.com

Annin Flag Company (Tapestry sashing) www.anninflag.com

Fredrix Artist Canvas (Canvas) www.taramaterials.com

sponsorSafeGuard Storage www.safeguardit.com

Gerry Goldstein – technical expertise and craftsmanship

Ronda Edwards (Webmaster) Email: ronda@rondaedwards.com

Contact:  Stewart Stewart, Executive Director

Center for Folk and Community Art

Phone Number: (305) 534-8807

E-mail: cfcamurals@aol.com

Website:  www.artmurals.org