The Rhizome Project is the center of Trillium Connections’ operating programs and represents the life and h<3(A)rt work of community artist Brenda Cleary who states:

I don’t make pretty art that matches couches. I make moments where people can get their hands dirty together and awaken a deeper level of creativity: that we can, indeed, author our own lives, communities and society as we choose. I specialize in “social sculpture” that brings people together to tell their stories, be transformed by stories and invent new stories together that transforms physical spaces through murals, festivals, dances and any variety of joyful revolutionary ruckus.  By bringing to light our connections to one another, the community and our environment we know ourselves as part of that dynamic whole that both transforms us and can be transformed by us. In essence I believe that the greatest level of healing comes from learning how to tell the stories of who we are, where we come from and what we are moving towards in ways that bring us together in strength, courage and joy. May we all come to know that we are the dreamers of the dreams from which reality is made”


 

Project Portfolios

The Hospital of UnHappy Surprises

The School of No Fun and No Play

Molly Marie and The Frog Not Prince

 

Piecing it All Together Poetry Project

 

Nobel Peace Puppets

The Kindness Curriculum

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Doll Intervention:

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Guatemalan Convent

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El Centro

El-Centro

Denver Urban Arts Fund

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Family Tree Mural

Family-Tree

Chiche Youth

Pecos Community Center

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Poetry Illustrations

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Zacualpa Wall

ZacualpaWall

Alley Mural

AlleyMural

West Career Academy

WestCareerAcademy

Puppets & Other Projects

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Enormous Book

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Old Projects

OldProjects

Artist-In-Community Residency Development

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