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Corazón Lastimado:
Healing the Wounded Heart


"Throw Me A Rope" by Laura, "La Sirena" by C. McCarty, "My Soul Has Survived" by A. Wellnetz, and "Ellas" by D.Zapata Murff.

Encourage your community to get involved through ART!

The Corazón Lastimado: Healing the Wounded Heart survivor art exhibit offers visual testimony to the impact of sexual violence
in our lives.

The Corazón Lastimado Toolkit Contents

Available as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file that can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, the Corazón Lastimado: Healing the Wounded Heart toolkit includes:

  • Exhibit background information
  • Fast-track exhibit work plan
  • Six-month exhibit work plan
  • Considerations for a successful exhibit
  • Marketing and promotion tips
  • Facilitators' information sheet
  • Participants' information sheet
  • Sample artist registration form
  • Sample evaluation form
  • Exhibit background information en español
  • Participants' information sheet en español
  • Sample artist registration form en español
  • Sample evaluation form en español
Up to two hours of TA via phone and/or email for $75!

Two Payment Options: PayPal or by check

Please make checks out to:
Arte Sana
PO Box 1334
Dripping Springs, TX

Check notation: "Corazón Lastimado Toolkit". Once your payment is made contact us at to receive your toolkit.

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The Exhibit Objectives

♥ Offer a vehicle of expression and healing to those affected by sexual violence both directly and indirectly, especially those survivors who have been typically under-served or marginalized.

♥ Use art to educate and generate public awareness about the issues relating to sexual violence and its incredible impact in the lives of so many.

♥ Provide an international network of support and technical assistance for other communities in the U.S. and in Latin America that are interested in participating or developing their own Corazón Lastimado: Healing the Wounded Heart project, and offer support for developing sexual assault programs.

The Exhibit Background

Over 165 survivors of sexual assault, victims, women's rights advocates and artists from Texas, the U.S., Mexico, and Argentina have participated in three of Arte Sana's Corazón Lastimado: Healing the Wounded Heart survivor art exhibits.

The project began in March 2001 as a collaboration between Arte Sana, sexual assault programs in Texas, and La Peña Latino Arts Organization. In 2003, the exhibit went international.

"Fénix: Renacer de las cenizas" by Morgana, Argentina 2002
After offering exhibits locally in Austin and on the website, Arte Sana developed a toolkit to help others replicate this powerful exhibit that gives survivors, families, and victim advocates an artistic vehicle for expression, and promotes community engagement.

Replication of the Exhibit:

The Corazón Lastimado: Healing the Wounded Heart survivor art exhibit has been displayed at conferences and/or replicated locally by many groups and university campuses including the following:

♥ National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Annual Conference: New Americas: A Transnational Paradigm 
- September 2002, Austin, TX

♥ Florida Council Against Sexual Violence Annual State Conference - 
September 2002, Tampa, FL

♥ Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Lobby Day, Des Moines, IA 2006
♥ Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 2006
♥ University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
♥ University of Alabama, Mobile, AL
♥ Rutgers University, Camden NJ
♥ Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
Mujeres Unidas, Moorhead, MN
♥ The Center for Student Transition and Support - Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Casa de la Mujer, Rosario, Argentina
♥ University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
♥ University of Connecticut Women's Center
♥ Rape Assistance and Awareness Program, CO

This SAAM offer your community an artistic vehicle for awareness healing and prevention!

The Corazón Lastimado: Healing the Wounded Heart survivor art exhibit offers a powerful visual testimony of all aspects of the survivor and victim advocate experience from the initial rage and pain, the condemnation of the re-victimization that many experience, to the powerful impact of victim services, and the process of survival, healing, and redemption.

"La Sirena" by C. McCarty, 2003

"As the director of a nonprofit for survivors I wanted you to know that the art show is deeply touching. Congratulations to the survivor artists who have touched my heart." – Joyce, Gift From Within

“¡Excelente trabajo! Un abrazo solidario!” – Puerto Rico

“This is a very moving and important exhibit. Thank you so much for doing it.” – Oakland, California

“Beautiful! Powerful! Really gives a strong message about the experience of survivors. ¡Lindo Trabajo!” – Austin, Texas

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