Doodle 4 Google™ art exhibition
The DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) welcomed student artists and representatives from Google for the official opening of the Illinois Doodle 4 Google™ art exhibition on Tues., May 29. The exhibition features the artwork of ten state finalists, ages 6 to 18, who were selected by a team of guest judges and public voting in the recently concluded nationwide art program.
Doodle 4 Google™ is one of several efforts by Google to encourage and celebrate the creativity of young people by asking students to create their own Google doodle. The theme this year was “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”
“The Doodle 4 Google™ program focuses on innovation and allows kids to think in their own way,” said David, a Google representative. “It’s about more than just the art skills needed to complete a drawing – it’s about the ideas behind the drawings as well.”
Four of the ten state finalists participated in the opening event, which allowed them the opportunity to showcase their drawings to family members as well as other Museum visitors. Each artist told the story and ideas behind their drawings.
“My drawing is called Journey to Freedom,” said Emma P, age 7, of Carol Stream. “I wanted to illustrate major points in American history such as the discovery of America and the Declaration of Independence to show where our country has come from.”
The artwork will be exhibited in the Museum through June 30. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibition during regular Museum hours.
For more information visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.