Students in Stacey Gibson's Smart Start Pre-K at Memorial School in East Hampton showed their superhero power during a trip to the Wee Faerie Village exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme. The preschoolers, who dressed up as their favorite superhero, were able to attend the exhibit through a grant from the East Hampton Arts & Culture Commission (EHACC) which paid for transportation. The theme of the exhibit is Super Heroes! Supertopia: Superhero Headquarters and Hideways, which features three dozen faerie scaled creations of well know superheroes.
The Smart Start Pre-K at Memorial School is offered through a state grant with the goal of getting students ready for kindergarten through the development of play and academic skills, manners and social skills and the exposure to many experiences.Gibson said the field trip to Florence Griswold was a good way to expose her students a different style of art and show them that they are artists too who can build faerie houses, develop inquiry and exploration, be inspired by art and nature and build a passion and curiosity of building an interest in nature and faerie villages which will spark imagination.
For information on the EHACC go to www.artsforeasthamptonct.org