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Center for Folk and Community Art uses writing and visual art as a tool of intervention, prevention and education to impact community issues and improve the human condition.

Highlights

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.

"What 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 Springs, MD.

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, June, 1996.

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.

Stewart and Dena Stewart

 

Abuse & Violence in an Intimate Relationship:
abuse1
He’s always putting me down. He’s always angry.

abuse2
She lied to me and lost all my trust. Now I treat her badly. I say I’ll change, but I don’t.

Bullying:
bullying
People made fun of me, called me names. I started to cut myself.

Challenges:
challenges
Small things cause me to think too much and feel stressed. Someday I hope to have time to draw and meditate away my problems.

Diversity:
diversity
Where are you from? He didn’t seem like me. He eats chicken and eggs for breakfast. I eat waffles.

Gentrification and Change:
aging
Gentrification is bad when the house you live in is destroyed to make way for a shopping mall or high rise buildings.

The Environment:
environment
Waste in our streets, in our lakes, in our rivers and in our oceans. It’s a wonder we can still go outside and play.