Chalking It Up

Artist Uses Hopscotch To Raise Child Abuse Awareness

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Posted: June 21, 2014

Jessica Caldas, an Atlanta-based artist participating in the Old Furnace Artist Residency program, creates chalk sidewalk art on Friday around Court Square to raise awareness of child abuse. The art combines hopscotch grids with statistics on abuse from the Collins Center and Center for Child Advocacy. (Photos by Michael Reilly)
Jessica Caldas draws a symbol indicating the age of a perpetrator.
Jessica Caldas draws a symbol representing information about a victim of child abuse for her chalk sidewalk art project at Court Square on Friday. The more than 150 hopscotch grids are a part of a social-justice project.

HARRISONBURG — As Atlanta artist Jessica Caldas drew dozens of hopscotch grids around Court Square — one for each new child client within the past year at the Collins Center and Center for Child…

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