Archives for December 2012

Artwork By Tracy’s Kids On Display at the Carroll Square Gallery

Tracy’s Kids art show at the Carroll Square Gallery

Washington, DC

December 14, 2012 through January 25, 2013


“Big Heads” by patients at Lombardi Cancer Center. Artists will star in a music video debuting at the exhibition featuring their work.


Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, 2012 | 4:00PM-6:00PM


Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday | 8:00AM-6:00PM


We hope to see you there!


Miniature Worlds

Yesterday I stopped in at the US Botanical Gardens on the National Mall  in Washington, DC. They have an amazing holiday display, including a Fairy-themed Holiday Train and “The Mall in Miniature,” a recreation of many of the buildings on the National Mall made of natural materials.  Pine cones, willow branches, acorns and other natural materials combine to make amazing, rustic recreations with incredible details. I have included a number of pictures of these amazing sights.

Fork in the track

Log Tunnel

The Capitol

These displays were made by professionals, and they are simply amazing. But many participants in Tracy’s Kids love to make miniature environments. One year we made a miniature hospital for the Washington Post Peeps Contest. Last year’s Tracy’s Kids exhibit at Carroll Square Gallery featured a whole complex of playgrounds made by kids in our program.

“Peeper Fever”

Carroll Square 2011

As the creator of a miniature world, a young patient can escape from the world of hospitals and limitations and enter an imaginary world where things are exactly as they want them to be. Pretending doesn’t make it so, of course, but activating the imagination awakens hope and helps kids cope with the challenges ahead.