Her polka-dot apron was covered in paint, but that didnt stop a mob of third-graders from giving Mollie Morrison a group hug. As a volunteer at the I Can Do That childrens arts festival Friday at the Coloma Community Center, Morrison handled what she calls the ooey-gooey wet art, hanging up students paintings on a clothesline to dry. The event, formerly known as Very Special Arts Sacramento, was attended by more than 1,700 students from 35 local schools. The program places local artists into Sacramento public schools, where they work weekly with students with and without disabilities. Fridays event showcased the projects and performances theyve worked on during the semester. Its my favorite time of the year, said Morrison, an artist and teacher. Looking around, the music and the art are all happening and everybodys filled with smiles. It just fills my heart.
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