Artists for Trauma at “The Gift of Public Art” event

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Artists for Trauma at “The Gift of Public Art” event


Artists for Trauma was honoured to participate as a member of  “the Village” with Modern Multiples this past weekend in the  “Gift of Public Art” event in Cypress Village, Los Angeles.

The first young artists from the Inkubator Art Program showcased their artwork alongside art installations by renowned artists, including Shepard Fairey.

This was a true local community event, and AFT supported by bringing lots of art supplies and tables for creating public art with the community.  We invited AFT Student Artists and other recovering trauma survivors from Los Angeles and the surrounding tri-county area to participate.

AFT Student Artists and NextStep Fitness and Triumph Foundation members, April and Melissa, joined us to participate in the Inkubator program and worked with several MMFAS artists learning creative techniques.   Callifgraffiti artists Sergio and Mars worked with the girls, and they visited with Celeste Korthase to create their own works of art and leave their “mark” on the community walls  included in the Gift of Public Art.

It was such an incredible event facilitated by Yancy Quinoes of Antigua Coffee House for the local community of Cypress Village.   It was really wonderful to be a part of it.

Thank you to all the amazing artists, Yancy Quinoes of Antigua Coffee House in Cypress Village, Luna George, Richard Duardo and Danielle Pucci of MMFAS, Estelle Sharpe and Kirk Scott of Artists for Trauma, for all of their work and enthusiasm.  We’re excited to see more young and emerging artists come through the Inkubator program with Modern Multiples and give back to their communities by working with AFT’s Student Artists.