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Young Artists at Hobby Serve as Inspiration

July 3, 2012

Houston Airport System
The "Making a Mark" art exhibit will be on display at William P. Hobby Airport through August 31, 2012.
A powerful and moving art exhibit is available for viewing at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).  The Texas Children's Hospital/Periwinkle Foundation art exhibition "Making a Mark" is on display in the main concourse area through August 31, 2012.

Each of the art pieces is created by a young person who is battling cancer.  The program enables those children to celebrate self expression and empowerment through creativity, as a vital part of the healing process.

Children from around the world participate in assembling the exhibit, with hundreds of art works being submitted each year.

This year, more than 300 art pieces were chosen to be included in the exhibit, with the artists representing six different countries.

Several of the art pieces were created by the sibling of the young person who is battling cancer, in an effort to encourage their sense of inclusion in the entire process.

Exhibit organizers say the program gives the young artists a break from the hospital routine and gives them a chance to explore their emotions, fears and concerns in an uplifting environment. By controlling the creative process and sharing their individual creativity, the children can begin to heal emotionally and cope with an illness over which they have little control.
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