Students ‘LeAp’ into the arts
by Andrew Pavia
Nov 26, 2013 | 557 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Students in LeAp's annual art exhibition.
Students in LeAp's annual art exhibition.
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Students from all over New York City had their artwork displayed at the Citigroup Building at One Court Square in Long Island City last week.

The Learning through the Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) hosted its 12th annual student art exhibition on Wednesday, Nov. 20. This gallery displayed watercolor paintings, murals, graphic novels, sculptures and original books.

Instead of the traditional wine and cheese associate with an art gallery opening, these kids were served cookies and milk along with being presented an honorary certificate for participating in the program.

The goal of LeAp is to use art programs to help students become well-rounded and successful in core subjects like grammar, history and science.

“This show demonstrated how much children can learn when taught in an arts-infused manner,” said Ila Lane Gross, co-founder and executive director of LeAp. “They have developed a command of the core subjects while creating beautiful artwork in the process.”

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