Sunday, February 24, 2008

Museum Doodle

Talk about a hoppin' afternoon at the museum. The Pre-K to pre-teen crowd turned out in hordes to create Jackson Pollack-style artwork at the NMHM.

Jan Holland-Chapman, director of the DC and Montgomery Co. Abrakadoodle mobile art program, volunteered her time and resources to create an Abrakadoodle extravaganza. Expecting no more than 25 or so kids, Jan showed up for story time and a little painting with marbles and tempera paint--unbelievably about 200 people (kids and adults) showed up and created fabulous, one-of-a-kind works of art. This event was planned to compliment "Expression of Hope" an art exhibit of paintings by and about people with lysomal storage diseases to raise awareness about these rare conditions. A big thanks goes to Jan for her generous support of this program (and to docents Regina and Delores for all their help). To learn more about Abrakadoodle and their programs for parties, events, summer camps, etc., visit or email Jan at

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