Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
An annual event at the Early Childhood Center of Temple Beth Sholom was held on Sunday, March 10. Under the guidance of Early Childhood Center director, Helayne Cohen and Parent Association presidents, Jodi Mandell and Elaine Benlevi, a memorable afternoon for parents, children, Temple Beth Sholom board members and clergy was had by all.
The highlight of Art in the Afternoon showcased the children’s artwork, from the Toddlers to Pre-K classes. There was cultural entertainment by Claudius Agrippa, a 13-year old violinist. Children’s author, Melanie Hope Greenberg read from her book Mermaids on Parade, followed by a visit from Laura Lynch, director of education at the Nassau County Museum of Art.
According to Helayne Cohen, “art experiences provide children with the opportunity to explore with color, shape and process. Art gives one the opportunity to experiment with different mediums in an open-ended venue.”