My I Love You Institute's
most recent initiative included printing the above message on pencil boxes which were distributed in creative packets to Ramsey Middle School
students in coordination with the Keep Kids Reading Program
. Through shared art-making, the project aims to reduce the sense of isolation experienced by our youth. The project promotes and propagates feelings of gratitude and mindfulness which students can internalize, and then send out to those in their lives.
I was reminded this month that 122 Conversations
continues to grace passengers with beauty and reflection at the airport
during this time of uncertainty. The Arts@MSP
program was kind enough to offer the following reflection of my work to their social media
"In this time of uncertainty every video chat reminds us that moments of connection still exist, they're each unique, and they're still important."
at Terminal 2
has become more relevant than ever in the past few weeks. The exhibition by Anne Labovitz
was produced through numerous heartfelt conversations - many through video chat - that ultimately served to close the distance between people in sister-cities of Duluth, MN
. Her expressions of these conversations are archived in paint on Tyvek scrolls as illustrations of 'those moments that billowed between us.'"
"We are reminded that, though connecting from a distance is not preferred, it is nonetheless still a connection, and it is still beautiful."