Hope And Healing

Community Center shows unique creativity...

Posted: March 14, 2014 at 6 a.m.


The McCoy Gallery space at Community Creative Center in Fayetteville currently holds an extraordinary collection of works.


‘I’m a Survivor and I want you to know about…’

And ‘Selected Works’

WHEN — 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday through March 30

WHERE — Community Creative Center at the Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville

COST — Free

INFO — 571-2706


‘Tree of Growth’

By Anita C.

“This is my own personal tree and tells the story of my life so far. The yellow for the roots and bottom of the tree represents the lack of nourishment and roots early in my life. I am the only daughter of two alcoholic, drug addicted parents. They had nothing within themselves to pass along to me. But as I got older and began school, I received acceptance and love from my teachers, hence the orange and red colors which show the tree attempting to come alive. The purple represents when I was an older teenager and into my 20s when I began getting help in therapy. I was still very ill, but I was learning about myself and making sense of where I came from. Blue represents my 30s and into my 40s and how much I have blossomed during those years. I am, and have been, seeing a very special therapist who has helped me to bloom and flourish into a self-sufficient woman. She has seen me grow flowers within myself and learn to love myself and accept myself just as I am. The blue sparkly birds are the winds I have grown to be able to fly and become independent of the abusers in my life. Notice on the tree there is still plenty of growth and change. Finally, the flowers on the bottom of the tree represent the gifts I am learning to give myself — love, acceptance, self-care.”

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