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Popular Children’s Art Exhibit Returns
to Hobby Airport

July 5, 2013

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The "Marking a Mark" project can be found at William P. Hobby Airport.
The popular traveling art exhibition "Making a Mark" is now on display at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). 

The Periwinkle Foundation and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers’ exhibit is now available for viewing in the rotunda, just before the food court area, through this summer.

The exhibition is of art and creative writing by children touched by cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

“Making a Mark” enables children with cancer and their siblings to celebrate self-expression and empowerment through creativity as a vital part of the healing process.

This year, the exhibit features over 330 pieces of art representing six different countries. 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.

Postcards from the Road

The most powerful part of the “Making a Mark” project is the ability of these young artists to reach far beyond the realities of their treatment and touch people worldwide.

The Periwinkle Foundation’s “Postcards From the Road” program allows people who view the traveling exhibit to write a postcard to the artists. Each postcard is mailed to the artists to share with them the well-wishes and inspirational words their art inspires.

One example of a postcard by a Hobby Airport customer reads:

“I was walking through Hobby Airport and stopped to look at the art work. Your picture of the bare tree is beautiful – but not nearly as beautiful as your heart. Thank you for sharing. My life is better today than yesterday.”

If you’re at HOU and would like to send your well-wishes, stop by the rotunda, after the security checkpoint and fill out a postcard of your own. Write the number located next to the art on the postcard provided, write your message on the left side and place the postcard in the box to be sent to the artist.

For more information about the Periwinkle Foundation, visit

For more information about Texas Children’s Hospital, visit
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