The STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck announces their upcoming art exhibit featuring a celebration of Co-Op Summer Enrichment - a STEM Alliance Program. The exhibit will explore Co-Op through two artistic perspectives: creative artwork by Co-Op 2018 campers and photography of the program by local artist Sandra Wong Geroux.
This year’s event – held at One River School of Art + Design – is titled The heART of Co-Op and presents works that evoke the mantra at the core of the Co-Op program: care, create, and collaborate. The students’ work was produced through collaborative projects using multimedia materials to create three dimensional art and theatrical pieces around the topic of kindness.
Established over forty years ago, the Co-Op Summer Enrichment Program provides six weeks of academic and summer recreational experiences for over 230 low income children in the Mamaroneck School District. Co-Op is the area’s only summer program for families with financial need and 90% of the students served qualify for free or reduced lunch. The program focuses on enrichment not remediation by heavily resourcing the students with academic and creative materials.
Nora Nigro, Co-Op’s Design Lab educator says, “We’re just showering the kids with everything that is possible for them to be able to become successful.” The heART of Co-Op exhibit captures the unique abilities of campers of all backgrounds who are able to achieve excellence when given quality resources, strong peer mentoring and project based instruction.
All are welcome at the free opening night of this special exhibit on Monday, March 18 from 6pm to 9pm at the One River School of Art + Design, 2081 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont. For more information, visit: www.coopsummer.org.