Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center to showcase annual Art Show
The children of The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center on the campus of Maple Knoll Village are learning the importance of giving back at an early age. Once a year the students of The Child Center create and donate art work to be displayed and sold in The Maple Knoll Village Main Street Gallery with all proceeds benefiting the residents of Maple Knoll.
Philanthropy is at the core of the child center with a focus not just on donating but also volunteering their time with residents. The Maple Knoll Montessori Child is a Montessori pre-primary program for children 3 through 6 years of age that is located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community. The Child Center was developed in 1977 as a part of the original plans of Maple Knoll Village to integrate the community on a generational basis to help provide a comfortable environment where persons of varied ages could be present together.
Creating and donating art work simply completes the circle of giving back for these students. Cooper, a 5 year old Child Center student shares, “Art is cool! We are helping our grand-friends so they can stay here forever!” Many of the works the children create are a watercolor design on canvas and these pictures sell quick!
The Main Street Gallery features different art shows every 6-8 weeks. These shows range from single artists to groups and range from oil paintings, watercolor, photography, woodworking and more. All works are for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Maple Knoll Future Care Fund, a benevolent care program for residents in need.
The Main Street Gallery will feature The Child Center’s work through the beginning of January. This exhibit is open to the public and free to view from 7am-8pm seven days a week. For questions on the show please call The Maple Knoll Development Department at 513-782-2462. Also, the child center is still enrolling for the 2014 school year. To learn more call 513-782-2498.
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