I am a Marriage and Family art therapist. I currently work with homeless teens at a mental health clinic in Banker's Hill. I have worked with this population for over a decade and have been a community artist and muralist since I was twenty.
Art has always been a special language for me; a way to communicate that which has no words to express. Art is said to be a window to your soul and as an art therapist I facilitate a new way of looking. Currently I work with homeless youth and have worked with this population for many years. I am a San Diego artist and a community muralist and I share with you a little of myself.
I paint when I’m out of tears and I rest when I watch the drips of paint continue to cry on my canvas
I paint when I’m angry and I layer the canvas frantically with colors and charcoal until my hands are bloody or I collapse
I paint when I am happy and I rejoice with every stroke.
I draw when I am in love and I want to remember every detail of your face.
In March 2010, there will be a series of events in Mexico City, Mexico, Los Angeles, California, and other cities, meant to be a ritual of mourning for the femicides in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: Art as a pathway of opposition and resistance to violence.
We invite you to be part of this initiative of art activism. Below is the link to the blog we have dedicated to this and where you will find the Call for Entries. This invitation is open to all individuals, groups, organizations, artists and activists. The events in March 2010 will include awareness raising creative workshops, intervention actions, plays and performances and the exhibition of the art work received through the call for entries and the resulting art from the workshops. http://unaoracionporjuarez.blogspot.com/
For those who do not live in Mexico City or Los Angeles metropolitan areas, we invite you to organize your own community activity during the same month of March, 2010. It could be an Art Exhibit, a book discussion, a movie screening, a poetry reading, etc. We ask you to include the original title of this event “A Prayer for Juarez,” and to send us your schedule, and later on, photos and documentation, to be included in the blog.
To include your event, or for any kind of issue related, please write to us:
In the US: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Mexico: email@example.com
Creating protest art transcends culture and gender. We are united in a larger community of like-minds and humanitarian goals. We thank you in advance for your dedication and your prayers for the women of Ciudad Juarez. NI UNA MAS!
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WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING
As soon as the crunch-time for these banners end. We have to have them all finished within 2 weeks. There were 8 total, and I am doing 5 of them. Jihmy and Ziggy are doing the other 3. The dedication ceremony for the building is May 21st, 4pm to 8pm. It's going to be great. All of you are invited!