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Fun with the Alphabet

Baltimore artist Lauren P. Adams worked with children staying at The Johns Hopkins Hospital to create an artful upper-case alphabet to be displayed in the Bloomberg Children’s Center. Adams taught the children a technique called papel picado, for creating paper cut-outs, which were transformed into colorful silkscreens by Baltimore Print Studios. Additional alphabet-themed artworks include Scott Teplin's Alphabet for Alphaville, a playful set of letters featuring intricate and fanciful scenes, and Jeffrey Mitchell's ABCDEFGHI<3U.  

The alphabet theme continues outside the Bloomberg Children’s Center, where the 26 colors that artist Spencer Finch used on the hospital’s giant curtain wall are displayed in alphabetical order by color name.

Artwork featuring the letter A by Scott Teplin

Title: Alphabet for Alphaville, 2008
Artist: Scott Teplin, Milwaukee, WI
Locations: Bloomberg Children’s Center, near Radiology waiting room, 4th Floor.

Framed letters of the alphabet, by artist Lauren Adams

Title: Papel Picado, 2011
Artist:  Lauren P. Adams, Baltimore, MD.
Locations:  Bloomberg Children’s Center, near Shaffer Auditorium, Main Level.

Photo Credits: the artist, Clayton Allis

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