It felt like spring as arts patrons streamed through the open doors of the Board of Education headquarters Wednesday night. The makeshift gallery, also known as the Havemeyer Building, was packed with Greenwich families, as public school students enjoyed cookies and juice, and a chance to introduce their parents to their art and music teachers.
And like any elegant reception, guests were treated to live classical music courtesy of the Western Middle School orchestra, under the directon of music teacher, Jillian Corey.
Transformed by the show, the Havemeyer Building's brown carpets and dark wood paneling were spiced up with color. Greenwich High School students artwork burst from the ground floor board room and administration offices, and the second floor center corridor was lined with artwork from the Town's three middle schools. All 11 grade schools were represented on the ground floor with ceramics, drawings and paintings displayed on walls, tables and on partitions down the wide central corridor.
Artwork from about 600 students was accommodated in the exhibition. The show itself is an annual rite of winter, and the mild evening signaled that spring is just around the corner.