A community project put together by children to create a conversation in our area has officially closed.
The Compassion Project displayed more than 6,000 tiles depicting the definition of compassion according to students of the La Crosse School District. The display first opened at the Pumphouse Regional Arts Center back in May.
More than 4,000 community members have stopped by to see it and join in on the conversation.
“It's interesting to see how each child interpreted the idea, and they all are trying to understand this idea even at a young age. It's really wonderful to see,” said Ben Alberti, the Pump House’s Arts Administrator. “It's [also] nice to see the community getting involved. We've had a lot of people at our doors coming to see it, and we're going to miss it a lot.”
More than 500 students donated their tiles back to the foundation to create 10 traveling exhibits for businesses and community organizations to display.
While the art display has wrapped up, the community-wide conversation on compassion has not. You can learn more about the idea and how to get involved at thecompassionproject.me.