Monday, November 15, 2010

Kids Care at Woodmere

Today the Woodmere Art Museum held the opening reception for the annual Kids Care exhibit. Art classes, scout troops, and other kids organizations make art following an annual theme. At the end of the exhibit the art is donated. This year's theme is "Flying Colors." Art projects include windsocks, frisbees, butterflies and others. In previous years the art was donated to Manna, an organization for people with AIDS. This year items will be donated to the Spring Garden Senior Center. Twenty schools participated this year.

Kids Care is a collaboration between the Woodmere Art Museum, WXPN's Kids Corner (88.5 FM), area schools and the Philadelphia Senior Center. Robert Drake and Kathy O'Connell of WXPN made remarks at the exhibit's opening reception.

The Woodmere is a small inexpensive museum along Germantown Avenue, with a focus on art from the Philadelphia region and some interesting sculpture on the front lawn. There are a lot of shops and eateries are also in this area. Combining a trip to the museum with a little shopping and some lunch or coffee would make a wonderful outing for friends or family, whether they live in the area or are visiting. The giftshop is intriguing and would be a great place to find holiday gifts.

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