Stars of Hope for Waukesha
Community Art Therapy in the wake of the Christmas Parade Tragedy
WATA’s Social Action Committee has been present with the Waukesha community through the Comfort and Joy Ornament Project, created as an art therapy first response in the aftermath of the violent and tragic events of November 21, 2021. Messages of support and solidarity were written and drawn on ornaments which now adorn Healing Trees in businesses throughout the parade route and Downtown Waukesha area.
As Waukesha continues to grow in strength and preparation for future parades and celebrations of life, we are setting the intention to illuminate the downtown with thousands of colorful stars. Broken Mirror Healing will host more workshops to make 3D paper stars. Stars of Hope USA will be partnering with WATA provide a space to make painted wooden stars in conjunction with these Upcoming Events:
🎇City Staff event, May 19, lunch time TBD
🎇 BuchnerFest , Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am to noon
🎇 Tribute Tuesday, June 14, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
🎇Monday Night at the Movies, June 20, 6:00 to 7:15 pm
🎇Healing Hearts Group Session, Thursday, June 23, 6:30 to 8 pm
🎇Civic Band performance, Thursday, June 30, 7 to 8:00 pm
Working with Art Therapists, the public will be provided with the materials to create a star.
Event-specific Details to come.
Click here for more information on the message and mission of Stars of Hope.
WATA Partnership with Wisconsin “Afghan-American Art Program”
Supporting Afghan Refugees and Assisting Afghan Allies in Wisconsin
More information coming soon! Working on providing art & art therapy to Afghan people resettled in Wisconsin as they build stability after fleeing the Taliban takeover in their homeland.
Art for Peace in Ukraine
More information coming soon! WATA’s Social Action Committee is developing an effort to partner with Ukrainian artists and create events that will generate support for refugees and wounded soldiers on the ground.