On Wednesday, April 20, the Dr. John Grieco Elementary School hosted a reception for its annual Art of Science Exhibition. Approximately 250 parents, family and students from 1 st to 3 rd grade gathered in the school Media Center to celebrate the artistic and scientific talents of its students.
The Art of Science exhibition incorporates a Science Fair featuring the science experiments of Grieco’s 3rd grade students. It also includes artwork, which is mostly focused on nature subjects, created by 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students.
At the reception, the students who exhibited science experiments explained their work as visitors walked through the Media Center. The students’ artwork included peacock watercolor paintings, tempera paint “Down on the Farm” paintings, chalk drawings of pandas which focused on the book, Chengdu, metal work, and Chinese ink paintings. It is on display through May 15.
In addition, there was a special exhibit on Eric Carle that mimicked the artist/author’s creative process when designing illustration boards for his various popular children’s books, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Do You Want to be my Friend? Students experienced this first hand when they took a field trip to Montclair Art Museum, a trip that was funded by various donors through Donorschoose.org.
Healthy snacks were donated by the families for the exhibition and enjoyed by all.
The hosts of The Art of Science reception were Mrs. Alicia Kays, Art Teacher, and Mrs. Nina Leahy, Science Teacher. Ms. Daniela Small-Bailey is the Principal of the Grieco School.