“Taking Pause” Art Exhibit Spotlight: Loving Others as Your Own

June 28, 2021
In "Taking Pause," a public art installation in downtown Princeton, Liliana M. expressed great affection for those she serves. Photo: Robin Resch

“Seeing the children’s happy faces makes my heart sing,” wrote Liliana M. about her experience of helping minority families in Princeton. Her comment formed part of the Princeton edition of Taking Pause, a public art installation hosted by the Arts Council of Princeton, with support from the Princeton University Humanities Council. Other sponsors include Timothy M. Andrews, Princeton Future, and the Bank of Princeton.

Located in Dohm Alley, near the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon Streets, Taking Pause displays portraits and stories collected by Robin Resch GS ’03 surrounding the question, “What is irreplaceable to you?” Visitors can submit their own responses at takingpause.net.

“I’m happy and proud to share my beliefs in what’s irreplaceable for me,” Liliana noted. Though not mentioning her own children proved hard, she focused on her love for her “other” children. She lauded the perseverance and fortitude of their parents amid difficulties.

The full photos and words of Liliana, along with other participants, will be free to view in Dohm Alley through October 16. Each month, the Humanities Council will highlight one community member from the exhibition.

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