Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

Mollie Morrison is mobbed by a group of third graders from Leonardo Da Vinci School at the "I Can Do That" arts festival, Friday at the Coloma Community Center.

Exposures: I Care: It’s magical and messy at kids’ art fair

Published: Monday, May. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Monday, May. 19, 2014 - 12:06 am

Her polka-dot apron was covered in paint, but that didn’t stop a mob of third-graders from giving Mollie Morrison a group hug. As a volunteer at the “I Can Do That” children’s 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. Friday’s event showcased the projects and performances they’ve worked on during the semester. “It’s my favorite time of the year,” said Morrison, an artist and teacher. “Looking around, the music and the art are all happening and everybody’s filled with smiles. It just fills my heart.”

To suggest a community volunteer for the I Care column, contact Lezlie Sterling at lsterling@sacbee.com


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