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crafted shadow box of tree, cicadas and roots

Karen Mannon 
"Dum Spiro Spero." 
Latin for "While I breathe, I hope."

Messages of Hope
May 21 - September 30, 2021

DePauw Nature Park

Messages of Hope
 is a community participatory project coordinated by the Museum Studies students at DePauw University. The project’s founder, artist Frank Maugeri, developed the project in 2020 in order to facilitate the expression of hundreds of participants seeking to convey a sense of hope during a time of uncertainty. Maugeri partnered with DePauw University’s Museum Studies students to bring the project to Greencastle, Indiana where over 60 participants created a shadow box expressing a unique message of hope using a variety of materials and objects at hand. The public can view the boxes at DePauw Nature Park as they walk along the Rail and Creekside trail. #cabocuriosity #DePauwArt #TheGalleriesAtPeeler on Instagram.