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FotoFun 2007 Children's Party - FotoLuv
December 13, 2006



FotoFun 2007 Children's Party
FotoLuv

Arequipa, Peru 1912-1930


Saturday, February 10, 2007
1-4pm
FotoFest Headquarters
1113 Vine Street, Houston, TX 77002
Benefiting
LITERACY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
FotoFest's Educational Outreach Program


HOUSTON, TEXAS (December 6, 2006) Ė FotoFestís second FOTOFUN Ė Kids Helping Kids childrenís party takes place on Saturday, February 10th, 2007 from 1-4pm at FotoFest Headquarters. This yearís theme, FotoLuv, will be a colorful, energized swirl of engaging activities for ages 3 to 12, fostering childrenís love of art and photography. Individual tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door or in advance. Activity station sponsorships are available as well. Activity station sponsorships and individual tickets can be purchased by contacting Patti Stoddart, 713-223-5522 ext. 26, press3@fotofest.org.


On the heels of FotoFunís successful 2005 premiere, co-chairs Gretchen McFarland, Nancy Littlejohn and Liz Glanville are creating a family focused event that introduces children to the hands-on, artistic world of photography in a creative, fun environment. Funds from the 2007 FOTOFUN event support FotoFestís school-based educational outreach program Literacy Through Photography (LTP). LTP has been at work in Houston-area public schools for 16 years, and teachers widely praise its ability to stimulate studentsí engagement in classroom learning. LTP uses photography to improve student writing and communication skills in many inner city schools serving Latino, African American and Asian American student populations.


FotoLuv promises to be a great time for the entire family. Kids will create collages, photograms and prints at the activity stations, dress up and hop into the photo booth, then join the photo scavenger hunt within an exciting exhibition of contemporary photography from Denmark. Professional skateboarding demos and performances by break dancers round out the afternoon. Parents will have the opportunity to bid on select works of art culled from FotoFestís collection of renowned artists as well as other photography-related kidsí items and packages in our silent auction. Delicious treats will be enjoyed by the whole family while D.J. Luv spins the psychedelic tunes.



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