Heading Home is currently collaborating with The Harwood Art Center in a series of expressive workshops for our residents and recently-housed clients. The Harwood Art Center is a community outreach organization focused on building 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.”

Harwood staff and teaching artists provide materials and facilitate two-hour sessions where residents and clients create fish that will become part of a Spring exhibition, joining a school of fish in an instillation at The Harwood Art Center. The fish are a device that represent species that have disappeared from the Rio Grande, a collective loss for our community. Residents and clients decorate the fish with elements of their personal journey to focus on healing and survival from loss and trauma. We held two workshops in December and are looking forward to offering more in the coming month.

For more information on the project, please visit the Harwood Art Center website.  And view an update on the collaboration since this post was published.