A Project on Community Healing through the Arts 

 LaShawnda Crowe Storm will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico September 17-20, 2015 as part of Necessary Force: Art in the Police State at the UNM Art Museum. During her visit she will introduce Quilt VIII, tentatively titled All My Relations, which will become a project for the Albuquerque community to take on and build in partnership with the artist. Inspired by a conversation with the curator Kymberly Pinder, the quilt will represent the relationship between people – highlighting collective healing, reawakening and power to fight injustice.

 Through her programs, LaShawnda will invite participants to brainstorm, share ideas and begin building the quilt together – reflecting on the current climate in New Mexico and how we can come together and move forward through the creative process.

 

INSIGHTS LECTURE  

Thursday, September 17 | 5:30 pm |UNM ART MUSEUM

 Art as a Catalyst for Dialogue, Community Building, and Healing 

In this lecture, LaShawnda Crowe Storm will explore the intersection where art meets community organizing, healing and transformation. Crowe Storm weaves together the principals of peace-building; community building and organizing; arts based community development; and collective impact into the foundational principals that ground much of the creative practice.

 FREE QUILTING WORKSHOP 

Saturday, September 19 | 10 am – 1 pm |at the CFA Downtown Studio space, 113 Fourth Street NW at Copper

Sewing skills NOT NECESSARY – we will teach you!

 Participate in the brainstorming, conceptualization, and early creation processes of the quilt All My Relations, which will become the work and vision of the Albuquerque community. Brainstorming will start at 10:00 am and the development / creation of the quilt will take shape from there. Drop in when you can! Come with your ideas and willingness to jump in to this important and powerful project.