Lisa Kelley

Lisa Kelley and Kathryn Pannepacker – Messages from the Heart

Messages from the Heart is a project created by Lisa Kelley and Kathryn Pannepacker to bring a sense of belonging and hope to people in Kensington, Philadelphia. Lisa and Kathryn have held art workshops in the community for the past year and a half, and have established a consistent, caring relationship with many people in the area, many of whom are in active addiction and/or currently homeless.

Large, heart-shaped textiles trimmed with messages of hope will be installed on two chain-link fences in the neighborhood. Community members will help to make and install the yarn hearts and add their messages of love and hope. The hearts will be a constant reminder for viewers that they are loved and belong to a community of creativity and care.