THE SMILE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (is yours) 3-D

October 8, 2022
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On October 7, 2022, John Schlimm collaborated with Laughing Owl Press in Kane, PA, to debut the first 3-D version of his installation THE SMILE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (is yours). More than 1200 folks of all ages shared and expressed their feelings...

“LOVE YOUR BRAIN!” Art Sticker

August 30, 2022
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For my LOVE YOUR BRAIN! Art Sticker, I went old-school street artist, collaging, photocopying, printing, and cutting it myself. And now putting it wherever and whenever the mood strikes me. Below is a version that you can easily copy and paste into a...

“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…

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…

“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…

“The Garden of Gratitude” Participatory Art Project by John Schlimm

March 18, 2019
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On March 12, 2019, my Participatory Art project titled The Garden of Gratitude debuted at the Shalom Spirituality Center in Dubuque, Iowa. For the creation of the gardens, participants, including me, each initially drew one or more flowers on each…

THE SMILE Installation at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

June 20, 2016

On June 5, 2016, my 18-foot long, participatory art piece titled THE SMILE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (is yours) was installed at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Hundreds of attendees of all ages (2 to 87!) and from all…

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