Center for Folk and Community Art (“CFCA”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization co-founded by visionary artists Stewart Stewart and Dena Stewart in 1988.
CFCA programming is project-driven: For each project, CFCA artists facilitate their original, nationally acclaimed model program Telling Stories Through Visuals (“TSTV”), a process in which people write about their experiences and feelings relating to a particular issue. Then they visualize what they wrote and are shown how to illustrate their stories. These printed stories and artwork are crafted into movable tapestries introduced at seminars to stimulate dialogue, generate awareness of social issues, educate the public about their own vulnerability, attract audiences who can help to facilitate the necessary changes, and help bridge the gap between impacted populations and the greater community. Even more important, Telling Stories Through Visuals improves writing skills and creativity.