Art Opening- Featuring Artwork by the Women of the Santa Cruz County Jail Friday June 6th from 6-8pm. The art will be up the whole month of June
Featuring artwork, talent and stories from the women that participated in The Artistic Rehabilitative Therapeutic (ART) Initiative, plus snacks and beverages.
The Artistic Rehabilitative Therapeutic (ART) Initiative is a UC Santa Cruz student-run organization that conducts weekly therapeutic art projects with the women in the Santa Cruz County Jails.
Our mission is to pair art creation with coping skill education in a supportive and collective space in order to tackle issues regarding recidivism and idleness.
This program hopes to address inmate individual short-term and long-term needs in order to create positive future outcomes. The inmates are provided creative outlets and art as a healing tool to improve overall mental health and prevent idleness.
This program provides a reciprocal learning relationship with the inmates and facilitators, aiming to educate and heal through creating self-esteem, fostering creativity, and empowering a critical consciousness within a supportive community.
More information is available at http://www.theartinitiative.org/