June 11, 2014
The world as it appears through a child's eyes is the focus of the "Art as a Language" exhibit at Northampton Community College's Gallery in Communications Hall on the Main Campus in Bethlehem Township. The exhibit, which features the work of children aged 6 weeks to 5 years, will run from June 16 through July 25.
An opening reception for the artists, their families, and the community will take place at the Gallery on Tuesday, June 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Gallery is also open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The exhibit includes individual art projects created by children who are enrolled at NCC's Reibman Children's Center at the Main Campus and the Hannig Children's Center at the Monroe Campus. This year's show features a variety of work ranging from early linear scrawls of the youngest artists to elaborate constructions of bridges and fanciful bird houses. Artists-in-residence this year include Angie Lande, Claire Marcus, Mark McKenna, and Bill Christine.
"Art as a Way of Learning" is an approach to early childhood education that NCC developed with Binney and Smith, maker of Crayola crayons. It fosters children's ability to use art as a means of communication or language, and has been used in many schools and childcare centers locally and across the country.
For more information call 610-861-5062 or 610-861-5477. Northampton Community College is located at 3835 Green Pond Road in Bethlehem Township.