Conceived and executed by renowned Newaygo County artist Jane Stroschin, the project “Kindness-Newaygo County" is both one woman’s artistic vision and an interactive, community-wide multimedia work that attempts to raise awareness about bullying, by inviting our collaborators and those who experience it to engage in empathy and kindness. If the purpose of art is, among other things, to provoke emotions and invoke wonder while communicating a certain set of ideas, then “Kindness-Newaygo County” is a presentation intended to speak to viewers’ hearts and minds. Jane and our collaborators, who include students across Newaygo County, ultimately invite the viewer to put themselves in the shoes of children who have suffered bullying, through visual, audio and narrative media. While it won’t end bullying, “Kindness-Newaygo County” can affirm our common commitment to be more empathetic of the challenges many young people face. We hope it can do its small part to raise awareness about the importance of simply being kind to each other.
- Art form: 3-D
- Depth: 2 feet
- Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
- Width: dependent on installation
- Year created: 2017
- Height: see above diagram for choices
About BE KIND NEWAYGO COUNTY
Jane Stroschin, artist for more than 50 years, varies from abstract landscapes to detailed paintings and photos. She has partnered with Spectrum Gerber Hospital, NCCA-Artsplace, Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency (NC RESA) and K-12 students throughout the NC RESA service area in Newaygo County on a youth collaboration.