Coast Children Show Their Patriotic Creativity

What happens when you combine the American flag with the imaginations of children? The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi encouraged elementary school children from across the coast to submit original art work for an exhibit called "One Thousand Flags." Museum officials placed no restrictions on entries for the display. The children sent in interpretations of the flag using tin cans, guitars, homemade quilts, drawings and more.

"Their level of creativity is unbridled," said museum curator Bill Nelson. "They don't know enough to be intimidated by art and by act of creating."

The project began before September 11th, but officials say the number of entries skyrocketed after the terrorist attack. The exhibit runs through July 31th.