Come to the Head Start Art Fair, a wonderful exhibit in The Trove! Over the next four weeks, art created by children and parents who participate in the White Plains Early Childhood Programs of Family Services of Westchester will be on display along The Trove's Tree Trail. There will be new art each week.
Begun in 2006 at the Slater Center by Head Start teacher Pat Foendoe, (“Miss Pat,”) the Fair has grown to include artwork from the other centers in White Plains – Bethel, Eastview, North Street, Rochambeau in addition to Slater. This year, 2013, is the first time it is in The Trove at The White Plains Public Library. Last week Head Start teachers from the Slater and Bethel Centers hung the first entries.
Sadly, Miss Pat passed away last winter after working 48 years in Head Start. This year’s Art Fair is dedicated to her memory. The Library is proud to be a part of this celebration of her life as a teacher in our community.
In a digital age when much of what libraries do is related to computers, mobile devices and online resources, we are reminded of another vital role of the public library. We are a community place – here to facilitate community collaboration, sharing of information and art and recognition of accomplishments.
Please join us for this celebration!
Photo: Head Start teachers from the Slater and Bethel Centers pose in front of the exhibit in The Trove.