The Dallas LOVE Project, organized in 2013 by 29 Pieces founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Karen Blessen, called for local artists and schoolchildren to create 18-by-18-inch paintings and drawings conveying messages of love and positivity. Ten thousand pieces in all were created by 20,000 artists, some of whom were students in Temerlin Advertising Institute’s Visiting Executive-in-Residence Willie Baronet’s “Introduction to Creativity” class.
Junior advertising student Chandler Broadrick (Advertising/Creative Track, with minors in journalism and graphic design) participated in Baronet’s class and says the Dallas LOVE Project gave her the chance to engage the community on a large scale, while reflecting Dallas in a positive light to the world. Using art in this way really impacts the way we feel towards one another,” she says. Sophomore advertising Tien Dang also took part in this unique project, and drew her inspiration from former president John F. Kennedy.
For more on the Dallas LOVE Project, visit: https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/NewsAndEvents/News/2014/140124-DallasLOVEProject”