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

May 14, 2021
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“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…

PRESS RELEASE: “John Schlimm Named Cultural Exchange Ambassador”

February 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Busbee The Culture Buzz johntaylorbusbee@gmail.com 515-707-1532 _________________________________________________________________________________ The Culture Buzz Launches “Importing Ideas & Inspiration” Initiative By Naming Award-winning Author, Artist, Educator, and Advocate John Schlimm as its First Visiting Cultural Exchange Ambassador and Cultural…

“A Garden of Kindness” Participatory Art Project By John Schlimm

February 8, 2020

On January 28, 2020, I debuted a new Participatory Art project titled A Garden of Kindness with the help of my fellow artist Paige Tarpey, who designed the cover, and Fourth Grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School. For this…

THE SMILE Installation at Newtown High School

February 8, 2020

On January 29, 2020, my 18-foot long, Participatory Art piece titled THE SMILE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (is yours) was installed at Newtown High School as part of the school’s Fresh Check Day mental health initiative in partnership with the…

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The Gen-Z Time Capsule

THE KINDNESS ROCKS &
SMILES COMMUNITY PROJECT

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