You are loved.

As I was reading The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., I was struck by the words in its preface, “I believe firmly that love is a transforming power [that] can lift a whole community to new horizons of fair play, goodwill, and justice.”

As I think about my community, what it means to be a citizen locally, nationally and globally, and how I can use what I have to be the change I want to see, I keep coming back to love.

It’s both a complex and incredibly simple thing. And one simple thing I can do is to share more love with my neighbors. I invite you to join me

On February 24, 2017, I sent out a call for messages of love to share with our neighbors.

On display March 24 to May 6, 2017 in space #9203 on the ninth floor of Artomatic was the response.

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who submitted a message for our neighbors, including:

  • Liz Smith, Smith Dry Goods, Lowell, Mass.

  • Michelle Vanstrom

  • Catherine Lazure

  • Mary Kearns

  • Karen Jefferson

  • Ryan Hess

  • Momi Antonio-Barnes

  • Julie Selvaggi and Kaia

  • Marissa Chiappino, age 8

  • Leo Lex

  • Stacy Biddinger

  • Alishiya Pearce

  • Matthew Smith

  • T. Shea, Block Party Press

  • Kyle Hammond

  • Shaw and friends

  • Those who submitted anonymously