Bethune brought a few students, including sculpture major Aaron Cowan, to both the first and second Pallet Project distributions to gather wood necessary to create each autobiographical space.
Cowan's room was laid out based on the idea of play, as his artist statement makes clear:
"I still play in the sand and create chair-and-blanket forts, only now I take the sand out of the box and I build the room to house the fort. So try to forget about the mortgage and your cell phone bill and try to remember what it was like to be worry free...Have fun."Other artists in the "Grey Matter" exhibit were Monica Taylor, Jackie Weathers, Mark Walter, Sally Coe, and Sarah Beeman.