Forest of Families with Childnet

BROWARD COUNTY, Fl – Watch the video segment below on the Forest of Families Project  that is included in the “Forever Families” video to be aired on August 13, 2013 on CBS 12 in Palm Beach County and  on August 16 on NBC 6 in Broward County.

ChildNet
Forest of Families
$30,000 ($15,000 AoC Grant)
Lead Artist(s):  Eduardo Gardin
Communities(s): County-Wide
Year: 2013

Painting the Totems for Forest of Families in 2013.

Painting the Totems for Forest of Families in 2013.

Issue
Every month in Broward County, 150 children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected enter the foster care system. During this difficult time in their young lives, they need a temporary, loving foster home where they can heal and grow. The Forest of Families project will increase awareness about the need for more people to open their heart and their homes to children in care.

Project Description:
The Forest of Families project will bring a diverse group of Broward County residents together through visual arts. Participants are asked to create a family totem pole to explore the meaning of family with their friends, spouses, and children and then asked to consider expanding their definition of family to include children in foster care. These family totems will be displayed publically “en masse” at the Museum of Art to provide a powerful visual impact to promote the message of our foster care needs in Broward. Any family can participate and make a totem.

Art – Community Interaction
March 24, 2013: Totem Making, Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale
April 7, 2013: Totem Making, Young At Art, Davie
April 13, 2013: Totem Making, Sam Delevoe Park, Fort Lauderdale;
April 23, 2013: Totem Making, Plantation Community Church, Plantation;
June 2, 2013: Totem Making, BB&T Center, Sunrise
July 31, 2013: Totem Making, Museum of Art Academy
August 2, 2013, Totem Making, Young At Art, Davie

Final Event(s)
Sept. 19th, 5 to 7pm. Forest of Families Unveiling Reception, Museum of Art
Sept. 15-21, 2013. Forest of Families Exhibition, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
Oct. 1-31, 2013. Forest of Families Exhibition, Young at Art
Oct. 1-31, 2013. Partial Forest of Families Exhibition, Children’s Services Council
TBD Partial Forest of Families Exhibition, American Express

Public Information
Facebook Albums -www.facebook.com/ChildNet
Article in Sun Sentinel on January 8, 2013.

Links
Childnet Website http://www.childnet.us

Totems for Forest of Families at Young at Art in 2013

Totems for Forest of Families at Young at Art in 2013

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