Back-to-School Inspiration: Re-sharing My “Life is Art” Essay from Huffington Post

August 26, 2021

To send some Back-to-School INSPIRATION out into the world, I am re-sharing my "Life is...

My “Harvard Ed. Magazine” Essay: “The Magnum Opus of Gen Z”

May 14, 2021

“One of the most transformational journeys in my life began while I was standing in front of a class of first-year college students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in the fall of 2017 with a question echoing in…

Pittsburgh City Paper: “The Andy Warhol Museum showcases young voices with Gen-Z Time Capsule project”

November 4, 2020

“Andy Warhol made collecting things part of his work, eventually turning the practice into Time Capsules, a project where he filled and taped up boxes with items from his daily life. Those boxes – containing an estimated 500,000 objects – are being opened…

“A Family Poem for the World”: A Participatory Poem-Writing Project

April 21, 2020

“A Family Poem for the World” A Participatory Project Created By YOU! Edited By John Schlimm, in partnership with Familius YAY! . . . and our hearts, breath, and prayer became one . . . Be the…

My PA Humanities Council Essay: “Each One of Us is a Grassroots Advocate”

April 8, 2020

“Each one of us is a grassroots advocate. Simply put, being a grassroots advocate means that we—no matter who we are or where we are—have each other’s back, in good times and in bad. . . .” To read the…

The Courier-Express: “Schlimm spreads positivity through participatory art projects, social media”

March 26, 2020

ST. MARYS — St. Marys man John Schlimm has created participatory art projects through social media to encourage acts of kindness and embracing a positive mindset during a difficult time. Schlimm, who is a Harvard-trained educator, artist, author and advocate,…

5 Day PEACE Challenge

March 15, 2020

Each one of us has the unique ability to spread PEACE in this world. Through even the simplest acts of kindness, such as a smile, helping others,…

Planting PEACE: A Participatory Art Project

March 13, 2020

Planting PEACE a participatory art project by John Schlimm INSTRUCTION: Below are the 5 letters of PEACE. Print out one or more letters. In a secret place only you know, dig a hole and plant the letter(s). Watch PEACE…

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