THE SMILE Installation at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

THE SMILE Installation at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

June 20, 2016
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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 walks of life added their bright, inspiring smiles. THE SMILE was then exhibited in the Robertshaw Gallery at The Westmoreland through July 3, 2016.

The purpose of my SMILE piece is to visually remind the participants and viewers how they each make a difference in this world and how ultimately we are all interconnected.

THE SMILE piece will be installed and repeated in several upcoming cities and events, and eventually all the canvases will one day be sewn together in an installation to form MILES OF OUR SMILES ACROSS THE WORLD.


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THE SMILE exhibited in the Robertshaw Gallery at The Westmoreland. . .



John Schlimm

John Schlimm is a Harvard-trained educator, advocate, artist, and the award-winning author of 19 books on dogs, memoir, entertaining/cooking, history, how-to, and essays.

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