Our community art initiative At the Core: Transforming Trauma Together, led by artist Fabian Debora, represents our innermost selves, and the hearts of our communities, coming together to use art to transform trauma.
This collaborative project invites us to pull back the layers to address core wounds, core values, and core needs in order to foster lasting individual and community transformation.
The central component of At the Core is a mural created by participants at 11 organizations throughout Los Angeles County, however its reach extends far beyond this pilot cohort.
We invite you, the community at large, to get involved in a variety of ways:
Attend Interactive Exhibition: On display until June 24
The collaborative mural created by the pilot cohort is currently on display at San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center. Visit the exhibition to view the mural, contribute to community art pieces and create touchstones.
We encourage you to innovate the use of Touchstones as a way to connect deeply to yourself and each other in the face of challenges. Through creating At the Core Touchstones, and carrying these small pieces of art throughout our life journeys, they become catalysts for healing and positive change.
Download a PDF with a few examples of how touchstones have provided a safe way for difficult conversations and profound connection to occur. You can also download the general Touchstones Toolkit for more details about creating Touchstones, including leading workshops in your community.
Create a Mini-Mural
Download coloring pages of all the cohort organizations’ panels. When you complete your creations — on your own or in a group — cut out the panels and tape together to make your own At the Core mini-mural.
Share your Story
When you create Touchstones or other At the Core artwork, share with the larger community by uploading images and stories to our At the Core Community Gallery.
You can also join the our Facebook group to connect with others creating At the Core projects in their communities.
When you create with a group please let us know directly by clicking the button below. Thank you!
Report My Workshop
This project created with the support of