Artwork from The Compassion Project (TCP) will be on display in the Bozeman Public Library’s Atrium Gallery May 1 through June 30, 2019.
The library display is part of an over 6,000-piece installation across Bozeman at 5 different locations. Other locations include the Fork & Spoon Homestyle Kitchen, Red Tractor Pizza, Sola Cafe, and the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture.
The Compassion Project’s mission is to bring the Bozeman community and the greater Gallatin County together through education around compassion - what it means, how to recognize it, how to practice it, and why it is important. Upon completion of school and community lessons, each participant received a 7 x 7-inch wooden block to create their own artistic representation of compassion based on what they learned. The final output of this project is an installation of all the art pieces, about 6,000 of them, around Bozeman.
“The outpouring of support for this amazing project from teachers, parents, TCP crew and other community members is what makes this project special. It speaks to people on a different level given the current division we are seeing in the world. Compassion is something we all need and something we can all can strive for,” states Kayte Kaminski, Director of The Compassion Project and Assistant Dean of MSU’s College of Education.
Viewers of the exhibit at all locations can learn more about the individual pieces and read the artist’s statement by downloading The Compassion Project’s mobile app. App users can enter the number tagged on each block to get to more information. The mobile app was created by MSU students in the Software Factory. A banner with app instructions will be at each exhibit.
The Compassion Project pieces will be on display during Library hours. For more information about the exhibit, please call Sarah DeOpsomer at 582-2425 or email email@example.com.