A collaborative mural created by survivors of 11 agencies in Los Angeles. (Click here for a closer look at CPAF’s panel.)
Over the many years, CPAF has been fortunate to partner with A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), a local agency committed to helping empower survivors through artistic expression. This partnership has provided our clients countless opportunities to process the trauma they experience and help them on the journey to transitioning into a life free from intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
In the past year, CPAF was invited to join in a 2-year AWBW art initiative entitled “At the Core: Transforming Trauma Together”. The first year consisted of creating a collaborative mural created by clients of 11 LA County agencies, and was led by AWBW Artist-in-Residence Fabian Debora, who conceptualized and created the design of the overall piece. Each of the 11 agencies was given a section of the mural to paint and decorate around a central theme that each agency generated for its community. For CPAF’s Transitional Shelter residents who participated in this project, the central theme was “What does healing look like in the context of our culture?” The process of creating the art piece served as an invaluable opportunity to share their struggles and to deepen understanding and connection among the shelter’s families. The resulting artwork became a dynamic expression of their persevering hope and optimism. We at CPAF are so honored and proud to provide our contribution to AWBW’s art initiative. We would like to invite you to come view the final artwork which will be displayed at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center. Details are below:
At The Core: Transforming Trauma Together
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 11th 2-5pm
Exhibition runs from June 7th through June 24th.
San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard St.
Tarzana, CA 91356
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