Thank you, also, to our many institutional and organizational partners, including the following:
United Nations Association, Scranton Chapter
High School students created Hexagons on pressing issues of poverty and health in Haiti at a workshop organized by the Hexagon Project as part of the United Nations Day programs.
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance
A Head Start class at Lingle Avenue Elementary in Palmyra, Lebanon County, during the Child Abuse Prevention Week 10th Anniversary, in collaboration with teacher Michele Reiber. Children and youth who have worked with the Children’s Advocacy Center of McKean County, made hexagons and shared their ideas of prevention of child abuse.
Hexagon Community Arts event at the Lackawanna Arts Festival – Arts on the Square, during which community members made hexagons on the theme of Community that included topics such as Family, Friends, Faith, Future and Fun.
Employment Opportunities & Training Center (EOTC) (now Outreach: Center for Community Resources)
Beth Burkhauser led a workshop in partnership with staff from EOTC with women in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Women visually illustrated their journeys and fears, and shared visions of hope and future goals.
University of Scranton- The Rwanda Project
As part of the university’s Rwanda Project, Rwandan women were enrolled in a business course aimed at supporting entrepreneurial practices among survivors of war. As part of the Rwanda Project, these women created Hexagon artworks that illustrated their experiences and their gratitude for this opportunity. These hexagons were exhibited at the Hexagon annual exhibition.
Seton Hill University and Westmoreland Museum of American Art
The Hexagon Project collaborated with Susan O’Neill, fiber arts teacher and faculty member at Seton Hill University. Through this partnership, elementary education pre-service students in her class collaborated with kindergarten children to transform their drawings on the theme of “positives of helping one another” into fiber hexagons. These drawings and the fiber hexagons were exhibited together. The 2016 Hexagon Project artworks, including these works were exhibited for one month at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
The Education Wing of the museum conducted the Hexagon Project from November 2017 until Martin Luther King Day, January 2018 during which visitors to the museum created hexagons, which were also exhibited at the museum.
Everhart Museum & Peg McDade
The Hexagon Project collaborated with Peg McDade, a fibers artist, who conducted a workshop at the museum on the historical significance of “Red Work” – a popular embroidery style among women in the US in early 20th century. Participants of the workshop and visitors to the concurrent exhibit of Red Works traditional pieces created their embroidered designs within Hexagons, which were later exhibited as part of the Annual Hexagon Exhibition in September.
Lackawanna River Conservation Association
At a community outreach hexagon event, community members design and paint a Rain Barrel with hexagonal designs that illustrate the need for taking care of our local natural resources and the environment. It was used for raising funds for the Lackawanna River Conservation Association during the annual Hexagon Project exhibition.