Too often in schools today, the arts are overshadowed by efforts to raise achievement in mathematics, science and English language arts.
The School of Education at Quinnipiac University set out to change that on April 23, by hosting theopening of its second annual ‘Kaleidoscope of Creativity’ art exhibit on the university’s North Haven Campus.
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 of New Haven joined Side by Side Charter School of Norwalk and Hamden and North Haven school districts in contributing to the “Kaleidoscope of Creativity” display in the School of Education.
Kevin Basmadjian, dean of the School of Education, said, “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.”
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. To see more photos from the event, please visit Quinnipiac’s Facebook page.