Nonprofit’s project honors John F. Kennedy’s legacy through love artwork created by
In November 2013, 29 Pieces, an arts nonprofit organization, produced the
Dallas LOVE Project and partnered with more than 120 community partners and 20,000 artists to create 10,000 pieces of unconditional love art that was displayed throughout the city in tribute to John F. Kennedy’s legacy.
29 Pieces donated fifty pieces of Dallas LOVE Project artwork to the permanent collection at The Sixth Floor Museum. For the first time, the Dallas LOVE Project Collection will be on display in the seventh floor exhibit area, showing how the expression of love made a difference in Dallas, once known as the “City of Hate.”
The Dallas LOVE Project exhibit is free to the public and will feature an interactive art project for all ages, as well as a program featuring Nicola Longford, executive director of The Sixth Floor Museum, Karen Blessen, 29 Pieces founder and artistic director and Dallas LOVE Project executive director, and a live performance art by Will Richey and Alejandro Perez, Jr. of Journeyman Ink.
NOTE: The Dallas LOVE Project exhibit is only free on Valentine’s Day from noon to 5 p.m. and only admission to the seventh floor is free at that time. Any other day/time will require an admission ticket to the Museum.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
12 – 5 p.m. (Free viewing of Dallas LOVE Project Collection)
2 p.m. (Program starts)
Media interested in covering this event, please contact Adrienne Hamilton at 214-497-6166 or Molly Fiden at 312-451-5432.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75202
ABOUT THE DALLAS LOVE PROJECT:
The Dallas LOVE Project was produced by 29 Pieces along with 120 community partners. This tribute to JFK was expressed in the form of 10,000 pieces of unconditional love art that was exhibited for more than two months in 66 locations throughout Dallas, beginning on September 21, 2013 and through the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination on November 22, 2013. Each and every work of art was brought to life by the hands Dallas citizens, turning many physical and mental walls across the city of Dallas into galleries of love.
Video, photo and interview opportunities with Karen Blessen, Nicola Longford,
29 Pieces and The Sixth Floor Museum representatives, and participating artists – such as internationally known doll maker, Shelley Thornton.
Adrienne Hamilton (214) 497-6166 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Institutional Advancement
214-747-6660 Ext. 5588