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Photos from the NAEA tour at Evergreen’s Cultural Arts Center in Ft. Worth, TX


Mar 9, 2013 Advocacy, Colors, Photography, Presentations , , 5 Comments

Had a great time at the NAEA tour of the Cultural Arts Center at Evergreen Life Services in Ft. Worth! Karen Towery, Alicia Johnson, Kim Fincanon and the crew did a great job touring the NAEA participants of the facility! We even got to see a graffiti wall being created before our eyes! Many thanks to the Art Education students of Dr. Amanda Alexander’s class at UTA. They are doing an amazing job with their community service project! Here’s a photo of the group! If you attended the tour let us know about your experience! We’d love to hear from you!






  • Beth Weaver
    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm Reply

    Dear Grace-Anne,
    I thought that I was going to an arts center that would have been more like the Fort Worth Community Arts Center that is located in the Cultural Arts District. As I look back now at the tour of Evergreen, I realize that I was brought there for a reason. I was not aware of the special needs clients that were the beneficiaries of this program. I have always wondered what adults with special needs are capable of doing. I realized after this tour that there are various levels of need. I have always been afraid of not being able to understand the conditions and needs of these individuals. I am so glad that I went on this tour, because it definately OPENED my eyes to the world of the special needs in people of our world. I realize that there is always that possibilty now that we all may need this type of support one day. I realize this as I see my immediate family’s elderly who have developed neurological conditions such as alzheimers and dementia. These services are a must in our society as I saw it first hand. I believe that the non-profit programs are sometimes the best for people, because they are created with compassion and the needs of those they serve in mind.

    I viewed your flash drive about your accomplishments in your community endeavors and in helping others with theirs. You do amazing work. I am currently doing something for myself at this time in getting my teacher certification this semester, so my volunteerism and community activism has been put on the back burner at this time, but I miss it. I have always wondered how community outreach programs begin and get support. Thanks for the grant information and encouragement. It was great to meet such an accomplished community advocate.

    Beth Weaver

    1. Grace-Anne Alfiero
      Mar 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for your blog posting! Keep up the great work, your community needs you!

      Stay in touch!


  • Elizabeth Stanbro
    Mar 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Dear Grace-Anne,
    Your presentation at NAEA was absolutely inspiring. Getting your wide perspective on the availability of funding for our organization to engage at-risk teens with art and arts integration gave me hope to pursue this cause in Colorado Springs. We hadn’t received such knowledgeable expertise from anyone up to this point. I cannot thank you enough for your advice.

    Elizabeth Stanbro
    Young Vision
    Colorado Springs Colorado

    1. g1alfiero
      Mar 13, 2013 at 6:42 am Reply

      Elizabeth! It was great meeting you too! Keep us updated on your endeavors! Like I said to Beth, your community needs you!


  • Reed Mayfield
    May 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm Reply


    Wonderful to meet you in Fort Worth, really appreciate your enthusiasm and expertise. I look forward to working together moving forward.

    Warmest regards!

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