29 Pieces is about monumental art and monumental change. It is art with a purpose – to uplift and heal. The 29 Pieces refer to 29 large sculptures, inspired by sacred passages from the world’s faith traditions. Currently these exist as drawings and models made by Karen Blessen, an accomplished professional artist whose creations grace public spaces like Times Square NYC and Baylor/Deep Ellum Station in Dallas, and whose illustrations resulted in the first Pulitzer Prize awarded to a graphic artist. Karen is also the Program Manager for “MasterPEACE”, and, with assistance from many talented artists and educators, developed and implemented an in-school, hands-on program using art to teach about peacemaking and nonviolence. Now in its fourth year, the 14-lesson program has been taught to more than 2,000 Dallas students. The 29 Pieces sculptures, and the stories behind them, are the basis for exhibits, performances and workshops that uplift and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, please visit www.29Pieces.org.