A recent U.S. study of playground attire revealed an epidemic occurring on the chests of children. [See exhibit A: faux vintage tees.]
Only a handful of kids were identified as wearing T-shirts that had graphics with a fresh perspective. [See Exhibit Kids: a T-shirt company for littles that features designs from up-and-coming artists around the world.]
Upon further investigation it was discovered that the children wearing Exhibit Kids tees totaled 250 per T-shirt design, a number that can be attributed to the limited-edition, small runs. The most recent release, Bird by Zhishi, is from a Russian design duo who infuse humor into their stark illustrations.
In poststudy interviews, the parents of these kids expressed a keen interest in cultivating their children’s artistic eye and supporting emerging artists (each designer receives 20 percent of the revenue generated from his or her shirt).
Officials recommend swiftly responding to procure these shirts and dress your child to a tee.
Available online at exhibitkids.com, $28.
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Palette Kids Art Studio Opens
What: Mini Mondrians (ages 5 and up) sharpen their skills and learn the basics of color theory and composition.
Why: The eight-foot drawing wall leaves plenty of room for artistic expression.
When: Open house, Thurs., 6-8 p.m. Summer session begins May 23.
Where: 116 S. 19th St., 3rd flr. (267-808-0959). Register for classes online at palettekids.com. Cost is $40 and up.
Philadelphia on Parade
What: Pack a picnic for a day of family-friendly entertainment from more than 1,000 performers.
Why: The festivities kick off with a Mardi Gras-worthy procession (minus the boobs and Bourbon St.).
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave. (215-546-7900). Register online at eventbrite.com. Admission is free.
With Love Super Adoption Day
What: Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia brings together more than a dozen rescue groups and shelters with animals in need of homes.
Why: He’s begging for a furry friend.
When: Sat., noon-4 p.m.
Where: The Piazza at Schmidts, 1001 N. Second St. Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Exhibit Kids