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Past Exhibit

Foundation for Foster Children “Blue Hope” Art Exhibit

In September 2007, The Foundation for Foster Children was created. The mission of the foundation is to enrich the lives of children placed in foster care by providing opportunities that nurture their ability to succeed. All of the art in this show was created or inspired by Central Florida foster children.

You will be redirected to the Foundation for Foster Children's website for donations.

In late 2006, a small group of friends, with a wealth of community volunteer experience, came together in an effort to understand the unmet needs of children in foster care. In September 2007, the Foundation for Foster Children was created. The mission of the Foundation for Foster Children is to enrich the lives of children placed in foster care due to abuse and neglect by providing opportunities that nurture their ability to succeed both as individuals and contributing members of our community.

All of the art in this show was created or inspired by Central Florida foster children.

The Sun-Painted Banners

The day the children gathered to make the banners, the skies were sunny and clear. Large cloth sheets, pre-treated with emulsion, were laid out onto the lawn in front of the Appleton Creative house. Each child laid onto a sheet like a beach towel, in whatever pose they chose. After several minutes the sheets turned blue along the edges leaving a white silhouette where the child rested.

After sun-painting, the children decorated colorful shapes of felt that were later sewn onto their banners. The dramatic visual results of the banners allowed the children to channel their emotions with this new means of expression.

The banners were created by ArtWorks, a program of St. Lukes United Methodist Church.

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