This spring Beecher Road School was invited to participate in Yale’s University’s Office of New Haven and State Affairs and University Properties’ Elementary Art Program.
The program places student artwork in downtown New Haven retail outlets and restaurants. The goal was to connect the vibrant downtown businesses to communities within and outside of New Haven. In response, Beecher students created spring-themed artwork, which has been placed in merchant windows throughout the Broadway Shopping District at Yale University.
On Sunday, May 31, a reception for Beecher student artists, families and faculty members was held at the Emporium DNA in New Haven to celebrate the partnership. In addition to viewing student art work displayed throughout the store, visitors had a chance to tour neighboring businesses along Broadway to view additional art work done by Beecher students. With the support of Beecher Principal Gina Prisco, art teachers Linda Acheson and Dr. Marcie Slepian worked with Stephanie MacDonald from the Yale University Marketing Department to organize this project.
“This event is a visual explosion demonstrating the importance of the Arts at Beecher Road School”, said Superintendent Dr. Guy Stella. “It has helped us to reach out to our neighbors in New Haven as part of our annual celebration of Artsweek.”