Work of young artists featured in School of Education

Dan Halloran (right) of North Haven Middle School and art instructor Chris Miller with Halloran's artwork
Dan Halloran (right) of North Haven Middle School and art instructor Chris Miller with Halloran's artwork at the opening for the School of Education's "Kaleidoscope of Creativity" exhibit

April 29, 2013 - The School of Education hosted an opening April 23 for its "Kaleidoscope of Creativity" art exhibit.

Students from local school districts donated artwork to hang on the walls of the School of Education facility on the North Haven Campus.

This year, artwork and performers from Fair Haven School (New Haven) joined Side by Side (Norwalk) and Hamden and North Haven school districts in contributing to the “Kaleidoscope of Creativity” display in the School of Education.

In addition to the 37 pieces of visual artwork, the event featured performances by five performing art groups, including the North Haven Middle School Jazz Ensemble, Hamden High School Orchestra, Fair Haven Chamber Orchestra, BalletHaven and Burundi Rhythm. 

“Too often, in schools today, the arts are overshadowed by efforts to raise achievement in mathematics, science, and English language arts,” said Kevin Basmadjian, dean of the School of Education.

“The ‘Kaleidoscope of Creativity’ reminds us of the value and importance of the arts, and allows us to recognize creative intelligence and the teachers who inspire students in the arts. It is also a very clear manifestation of the strong relationship between the School of Education and public schools in our community.” 

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