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Small Artists Make The Big Time:
Kindergarten Art at the Dana Library
Reception June 10th

The new artists exhibiting their works at the John Cotton Dana Library will have to take a bus to their opening reception on June 10; they're not old enough to drive, or even to cross the street alone. Fortunately, art knows no boundaries of age. "Kindergarten Art in the University: The Boylan Early Childhood Center at the Dana Library" features art by kindergarten students in Boylan, a Newark public school for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade classes, and classes under the leadership of Principal Diamond Navarro. Their work will be in the Dana Gallery of Dana Library, on the Newark campus of Rutgers, from June 10-June 25. The opening reception – featuring the young artists, their teachers and proud family members -- will be from 9 - 11 a.m. on June 10, in the Dana Room.

The children are creating their artworks under the direction of Joanne Leone Corris, who taught art in the Newark Public Schools for more than 30 years before retiring to work fulltime as an artist. The children's art will be housed within her current exhibit in the Dana Gallery, "Artwork by Joanne Leone Corris."

Posted May 28, 2004