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BCMS Teacher Selected for Next Round of Parade of Hearts

Bernard Campbell Middle School Art teacher Katie Messick's work was chosen for the 2023 Parade of Hearts. She is one of the 40 artists chosen from nearly 530 who submitted designs for the second annual event featuring local artists.

heart shape with colorful design inside including cow wearing crown, "Kansas City"
heart shape with "KC" in the middle, designed with colorful image inside

Mrs. Messick picked up her heart last month and will paint it over the next two and a half months before its put on display in April. You'll be able to follow her progress online, along with other artists working on hearts, by following the hashtag #My5FootHeart.

The Parade of Hearts was created to strengthen the region through art. The first round of hearts were auctioned off with the proceeds benefitting organizations impacted by the pandemic. This year's hearts will also be auctioned off in August, the money going towards grants to organizations in heath & wellness, education, small/minority owned businesses, arts & culture and hospitality & tourism.

Pink PDF, list of selected artists for Parade of Hearts
Pink PDF, list of selected artists for Parade of Hearts
heart shape with %22KC%22 in the middle, designed with colorful image inside

Parade of Hearts Design Submission

heart shape with colorful design inside including cow wearing crown, %22Kansas City%22

Parade of Hearts Design Submission

woman smiling, standing in front of ceramic statue 
giant heart statue strapped into truck bed