Gratitude is spreading in Kennett Square
● By J. Chambless
The World’s Littlest Art Gallery is now at Mary Pat’s Provisions in The Market at Liberty Place in Kennett Square.
In 2017, Kennett Square artist Roberta
Little and former gallery owner Stella Scott began the Thank You
The idea was to foster gratitude as a way of life. Little set out to create a piece of art or a simple photo spelling out “Thank you” for each day of the coming year. The project's slogan is “Gratitude Mushrooms in Kennett Square,” and many local businesses, service groups, clubs and individuals have participated. Their posts can now be seen on the Thank You Project’s social media pages.
With the assistance of Kennett Middle School teacher Tamara Fellows, students have contributed more than 200 creative photos and mini-movies. Fellows is now engaged in the 2018 project, along with teachers at Greenwood Elementary School.
Shoppers who have visited Mary Pat’s Provisions at The Market At Liberty Place (148 W. State St., Kennett Square) have seen The World's Littlest Art Gallery, the shelf-size showcase for gratitude. Through the end of November, anyone can write, rhyme or draw an expression of gratitude and clip it to the gallery for all to see.
From Nov. 13 to 17, The World's Littlest Art Gallery II will be moving to the Kennett Library (215 State St.). All visitors are encouraged to design and hang their contributions.
For Little, who has worked to create her own daily expressions of gratitude as well as fostering the idea in others, said, “Our team of volunteers is hopeful that expressions of gratitude done once, or as a
practice, may change individuals, communities, countries and perhaps the world. Gratitude can unite us with a common focus on positive attitudes.”