The issue of bullying in schools became an issue last year with the suicide of Grace McComas a student at Glenelg High School. Since then the Howard County School System has been active in educating students and the general public on the issue of bullying. This effort has been taken up by Baltimore Raven Ray Rice.
Recently this effort to address school bullying was partnered by the American Visionary Museum. The Museum has a current exhibition called "The Art of Storytelling" that addresses the topic of "lies and hurtful speech." The Museum reached out to form a partnership with the Howard County School System, with assistance from the Howard County Arts Council, to create a quilt project with 5 Howard County schools to give a visual statement on the impacts of bullying. The quilt you see above came out of this effort. This quilt and 4 others will be on display at the Columbia Mall starting today. The following is info from the Museum's press release: