Planting PEACE: A Participatory Art Project

March 13, 2020
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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 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…

The Christophers Blog: “‘Extraordinary Dogs’ Lead People Who Are Suffering to ‘God Moments’ That Heal”

October 30, 2019

“Since documenting his life-changing friendship with an 87-year-old nun in the memoir ‘Five Years in Heaven,’ author John Schlimm has come to believe in ‘divine choreography.’ And though the next project to which he was led may seem to be…

Daily Herald: “New book tells stories of local canines that provide comfort after national tragedies”

October 30, 2019

“‘The dogs in this book embody humility, compassion and heroism in every way,’ Schlimm said. ‘These dogs are on the front lines of our lives every day, bringing light and hope into some of the darkest places.’ In the books,…

Concordia University Blog: “Concordia’s Comfort Dog Zoey featured in new book about working dogs”

October 30, 2019

“Zoey’s chapter details much of the impact she’s had during her time at Concordia. In January 2014, Concordia became the first university in the state—and possibly in the nation—to “hire” a comfort dog as a full-time staff member. In 2018,…

Booklist Review: “Extraordinary Dogs”

September 28, 2019

“Photographer Stavrinides and author Schlimm take the phrase ‘good dog’ to a whole new level.” To read the full review, please click HERE.

FAITH Magazine Looks Back at 5 Years of “Five Years in Heaven”

September 28, 2019

2020 marks the five-year anniversary since Five Years in Heaven was first published. FAITH Magazine takes a look back at the impact the book has had, and continues to have, since its release. To read the full feature article, please…

The Bradford Era: “Pitt-Bradford professor’s recent article works to explain Generation Z”

September 2, 2019

“One of the greatest gifts Gen Z is already giving to the world is how they are flipping the script on the stereotypes and stigmas around mental illness,” Schlimm said. “Their courage and openness in sharing their stories, about things…

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