Twenty-six artists are coming together, led by Shelton resident Hannah Perry, to honor each victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Hannah Perry, owner of The Giggling Pig children\u2019s art studio at 478 River Road, has been organizing \u201cHearts for Newtown,\u201d a unique memorial to the victims, inspired by her children\u2019s artwork. In one of her books, the characters are brought together by a heart-shaped balloon that is stuck in a tree. David Tanner at Lowe\u2019s in Danbury donated pieces of wood that were cut by Richard and Ed Chairamonte to look like heart balloons, blowing in the wind. Each heart will be painted by an artist and dedicated to a specific victim. Once complete, the hearts would be hung up on a wall, to look like a group of wind-swept balloons, floating together. \u201cI thought it would be a nice remembrance,\u201d Perry said. \u201cI am excited about the project but it\u2019s very sad as well, so it\u2019s a strange feeling. Perry put out a call to artists in December and received a great deal of interest. \u201cWe have artists from all over the country,\u201d Perry said. Two of the major artists involved are William Quigley and Jared Aufrichtig. Most of the artists were visited the Shelton studio Wednesday, to pick up their hearts and get to work. \u201cI would like to see the hearts hanging up in the school, as a peaceful remembrance, and not something that the kids would have to be aware of what it is,\u201d Perry said of giving the hearts to Sandy Hook Elementary. \u201cBut I would understand if the school didn\u2019t want them, because of all the donations coming in. So I\u2019d like to auction them off to raise money for art therapy for the kids.\u201d Perry is painting her heart in honor of six year-old Ana Marquez Greene, after feeling a connection to her family. After the tragedy, Perry hung a white heart in the window of the The Giggling Pig with green letters in the center that reads \u201cLove always wins.\u201d When Perry was reading posts by Greene\u2019s mother, she noticed she signed her posts with \u201clove wins.\u201d Perry felt compelled to paint her heart in honor of the young victim. Plans are still underway for the hearts, once complete, but the memorials will be on display at the Hartford Marathon in March. Anyone interested in learning more or getting involved may call 203-919-1153 or email email@example.com. Information is also posted on The Giggling Pig\u2019s website at thegigglingpigartstudio.com.