Heading Home continued its collaboration with the Harwood Art Center on the Collective Memory project in January. Harwood works “to build a sustainable and more vibrant local, statewide and regional community by using the arts as a catalyst for personal empowerment, cultural enrichment and social change.”

The Collective Memory project focuses on stories of loss and survival through art. Harwood is running a series of workshops with community organizations utilizing extinct fish from the Rio Grande as an artistic device for loss and healing.

Residents at our AOC men’s emergency shelter and clients in our Albuquerque Heading Home program were guided with instruction by artist Linsdsey Fromm. Beyond the beautiful art, the relaxed and meaningful conversations have been highlights of these workshops.

Artwork produced by our residents and clients will be featured in an installation in the “Connected” exhibition of Harwood’s annual Encompass Event which opens Saturday, March 3rd from 6-8 pm.

Thank you to Harwood for offering an amazing service to our residents and clients!