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How would you show what compassion means to you on a 6x6-inch canvas? That’s what 6,000 students in the School District of La Crosse had to figure out as part of the La Crosse Compassion Project.

During this week’s Eye Piece, John Schmidt shows us some of the artwork on display at The Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse. They’ll be on display until June 28.

Every Friday on News 8 at 6, we’ll feature a photo essay from our talented photographers.

La Crosse Compassion Project

Published On: Apr 30 2014 09:29:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 09 2014 02:08:35 PM CDT
Artwork depicting compassion to be on display

Since October 2013, students within the La Crosse School District have been creating works of art for the La Crosse Compassion Project. Each student was given a 6 x 6 inch canvas to individually show what compassion means to them.

All 6,000 pieces of art work will be on display at the Pump House Regional Arts Center May 2 through June 28. The event is free and open to the public.

About 500 UW-La Crosse students, staff and faculty will also share their idea of compassion during a special campus exhibit on Friday, May 2 at the Port ‘O Call, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition. There will be a special exhibit at 4:30 p.m.

Students from Aquinas will have their Compassion Project artwork on display at the La Crosse Public Library. There will be an open house on Friday, May 2 from 4- 6 p.m. The tiles will be up for a few months.

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Since October 2013, students within the La Crosse School District have been creating works of art for the La Crosse Compassion Project. Each student was given a 6-by-6 inch canvas to individually show what compassion means to them.

All 6,000 pieces of art work will be on display at the Pump House Regional Arts Center May 2 through June 28. The event is free and open to the public.