XOXO Pop-up Exhibit Coming April 14

SHUC invites neighbors and friends to stay on Sunday, April 14th (from 11am to 2), following the Litter Patrol Spring Clean-Up to play, act silly, and consider what makes us sad, mad and happy in XOXO, a 3-hour pop-up exhibit in partnership with Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Designed for visitors to ask questions, listen, and learn about themselves and the people around them, this mobile museum experience guides participants of all ages through simple activities based on examining and expressing emotions. Using facial expressions, words, movement and art making, activities range from collaborative, involving deep listening and communication with a partner to solitary, wherein attendees can write down their fears on colorful paper which they then shred and turn into art.

Through these activities, visitors will learn about love and forgiveness.

The activities include:
• Hold hands with someone to illuminate a hidden message about love
• Write down a loving thought and press it into a token to keep or gift
• Work together to balance on a bubble seesaw or connect an infinite puzzle
• Explore facial expressions and build with Face Blocks
• Draw or write down what makes you angry or sad and crank it through a paper shredder
• Hug a soft sculpture that responds with a comforting sound

about SHUC

Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill

For over fifty years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.


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