Parish Episcopal 8th grader Maggie Norman’s art has been selected for exhibition at the Sixth Floor Museum as part of the Dallas LOVE Project.
In a review, Norman’s piece was described as a “long blue hand stretches up to the heavens, with a piece of newspaper in the shape of a heart in the palm and additional scraps of newspaper on a brilliant orange that suggests the sunrise of a new day.”
The LOVE Project is an effort by Dallas-based artist Karen Blessen to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Part of the Sixth Floor Museum has always been a chronicling of the many hateful messages in newspapers about Dallas.
“That makes Maggie’s piece all the more moving as she pastes the words “Dallas” and “Loves” over newspaper print, literally trumping hate with love,” says a review.