Art With A Heartbeat blessed and challenged the congregation with the following vignettes at the 2015 Cru National Staff Conference in Fort Collins, CO.


Delicate Watercolors Combat Oversimplified 'Strong Black Woman' Stereotype
Artist Debra Cartwright discusses her work on the Huffington Post: "There's enough heaviness around black women with stress, societal pressures, beauty standards. We're seen as 'angry' when we have opinions, our hair [is] 'unprofessional' or 'militant' when it's just how it grows out of our head. I seek to portray us as soft, feminine and carefree. The fluidity of watercolors really lends to that message." View the entire post here.