Periwinkle Foundation

Making A Mark Traveling Exhibit

The Periwinkle Foundation Presents Making A Mark®, an exhibition 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.

The current exhibit features over 330 pieces of art representing six different countries.  The artwork journeys to more than ten venues across the country annually. 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 through The Periwinkle Foundation’s Postcards From the Road program.  This program allows people who view the traveling exhibit to write a postcard to the artists.  The Periwinkle Foundation mails each postcard to the artists sharing with them the well-wishes and inspirational words their art inspires.

Can you help us sustain this uplifting program by supporting Postcards from the Road?

Make a donation today:

  • A donation of $10 will send 20 postcards to these inspiring artists

  • A monthly donation of $10 can ensure that the artists mailboxes will stay full year-round!

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Making A Mark Opening Exhibit

The Making A Mark Opening Exhibit is held each September on the Auxilliary Bridge at Texas Children’s Hospital in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. All works of art submitted by artists are displayed to create a moving and emotional exhibit.  This year, the Making A Mark Opening Exhibit Reception is Sunday, September 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public.  Please join us as we celebrate this powerful exhibit! Click here to view the 2012 Making A Mark Program and photos from the Children’s Party and Opening Exhibit Reception.

Making A Mark Traveling Exhibit

The Making A Mark Traveling Exhibit is open to children from treatment centers all over the world. We have been proud to display over 200 entries annually since the first exhibit. This year, the exhibit features over 330 pieces of art representing six different countries. To highlight Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the artwork is exhibited at Texas Children’s Hospital which is the first stop on a journey traveling to venues throughout the country. 

Making A Mark Guest Artist Project

Each year The Periwinkle Foundation invites a local artist to create a collaborative project with patients at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers during their treatment. The guest artist guides and curates the project to create a final piece of art for display.  This year’s guest artist is Taylor Perry who is creating a garden of beautiful flowers made from recycled plastic bottles.  Previous guest artists include Ann Johnson, John Palmer, Kermit Eisenhut, Kelly Gale Amen, Bert Long and more…

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.  The Periwinkle Foundation mails each postcard to the artists to share with them the well-wishes and inspirational words their art inspires.  Here are some examples of postcards we have received:

“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.”

“You are beautiful. I am a stage 4 cancer survivor of over 11 years. You will definitely survive and thrive and be stronger inside and out and help to change the world.”