The Periwinkle Foundation Showcases Young Artists’ Work, Inspires Public

The Periwinkle Foundation Showcases Young Artists’ Work, Inspires Public

The Periwinkle Foundation is celebrating a summer of art with a special traveling art exhibit. Making A Mark, an exhibition of art by children with cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, is on display at notable Houston locations for the public to enjoy. Viewers of the exhibit can also share their reactions with each young artist to provide support and well wishes. 

Since 2001, The Periwinkle Foundation has collaborated with the Arts in Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers to bring fun and unique opportunities for self-expression, empowerment, and development of coping skills to patients and their families utilizing professional artists and writers. These works of art have been displayed throughout the year, and in its final stops will inspire large crowds at the following locations:

  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport

June 4 – week of August 18, 2013

  • William P. Hobby Airport

June 5 – week of August 18, 2013

  • The Children’s Museum of Houston

June 6 – week of August 18, 2013

Upon seeing these young artists’ masterpieces, viewers are encouraged to send a “Postcard From the Road” to the individual artists. This is the most impactful part of the Making A Mark project and enables the children to reach beyond the realities of their treatment and touch people worldwide. The Periwinkle Foundation ensures that the public’s well wishes and inspirational words are delivered to each artist. Last year alone, the art inspired over 7,000 Postcards From the Road, and even more are anticipated for the summer.

A new batch of inspirational artwork, including a collaborative feature art piece lead by local artist Reginald Adams, will be unveiled at the 2013 Making A Mark opening reception on September 8 at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

To learn more about the The Periwinkle Foundation, visit their Web site at periwinklefoundation.org and their Facebook page at facebook.com/periwinklefoundation.