Art therapy debuts at #BSRC

Everyone invited to create a lasting Tree of Life memorial

Art therapy is now available at the #Boulderstrong Resource Center. Overseen by Jennifer Finney, LPCC, she is facilitating a drop-in open art studio and creating a lasting collaborative Tree of Life art memorial.

The Tree of Life art memorial will honor and commemorate the ten beloved lives lost in the King Soopers mass shooting tragedy, to support our community’s expression of grief, and to promote collective healing. All are invited to participate in the creation of a collaborative, beautiful, and lasting art memorial. Here is how the Tree of Life memorial looks like during the first week of August.

Tree of Life

The planned memorial will feature a large, fabric mosaic Tree of Life. We welcome you to participate in its creation at the #BoulderStrong Resource Center (2935 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80303) during the times below.

Family and friends of those we lost are also invited to bring special fabric/clothing to integrate into the memorial. Donations for (non-holiday) quality fabrics in a variety of browns and greens are requested and can be delivered to the #BoulderStrong Resource Center during the following times:

Tree of Life construction times:

  • 7/6, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 7/7, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 7/8, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 7/9, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 7/20, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 7/21, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 7/22, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 7/23, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 7/27, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 7/28, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 7/29, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 7/30, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 8/3, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 8/4, 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • 8/5, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 8/6, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Karen Schweihs explains the concept for the “Tree of Life” memorial to the governor.

Karen Schweihs explains the concept for the “Tree of Life” memorial to the governor.

About Jennifer Finney, LPCC

Jen is an intuitive, compassionate, and trauma-informed art therapist. She holds a background in art psychotherapy and education, program design and implementation, management, and studio art. During the academic year, Jen serves as a Prevention/Interventionist in BVSD schools, where she helps meet students’ and their families’ mental health needs. She also advocates for school-wide social and emotional wellness, often integrating opportunities for artistic expression into these services. On both a personal and professional level, Jen feels called to meaningfully contribute to our community’s healing and recovery from the King Soopers tragedy.