PACE held its first community meeting lead by artist Josh Graupera! The meeting took place at Crispus Attucks on June 25th. Community members that participated created a timeline of their lives structured around moments that have shaped who they are today through collage, drawings, and creative writing.

Graupera also introduced a new community tool, the community dream map. On this map community members were able to write down things they wish to see in their community, such as art therapy and a green thumb community team.

Hillrise Apartments at Lancaster Housing Authority held the second PACE community meeting. The art making activity asked community members, what is the identity of the neighborhood? A life-size human silhouette was decorated with the “make-up” of the neighborhood. Family, safe environment, collaboration and culture are just some of the ideas that community members felt the Southeast encompasses. Check out these pictures from the first two meetings...