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LE JARDIN A LOUEST | CHILDREN'S ART CARNIVAL | LYCEE FRANCAIS | FOR ART'S SAKE
PS 87 | JHS22 | THE MARC SCHOOL | THE SCHOOL AT COLUMBIA

New York is where Jardin Galerie's headquarters are located and where all exhibit openings take place

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Le Jardin A L'Ouest
Contributes to Exhibits: RUNNING STREAM, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30


A sister company to Jardin Galerie, Le Jardin A L'Ouest was founded in 1971 by John Hiigli and his wife Dominique Hiigli. The children that attend Le Jardin contribute regularly to a special exhibit all for them called Running Stream. Each child's file is a record of his/her development over time with the most recent work at the top.


Individual Self Portraits by Children of Le Jardin A L'Ouest, Exhibit 25

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The Children’s Art Carnival (CAC)
Contributed to Exhibits: 9, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 23, 29, 30

Located in a small townhouse on a quiet street in historic Harlem, just off the banks of the Hudson River. The Children's Art Carnival is a nationally recognized community based arts program founded by Betty Blayton-Taylor. Its mission is to foster creative thinking through the arts, to stimulate a love of learning for education in general, and to provide beauty and discipline in the lives of young people.

Originally an outreach program of the Museum of Modern Art, CAC has existed as an independent community school for the past 26 years. Faculty believe creative thinking is a necessary ingredient of intellectual development. Theme-based arts activities draw on collage, puppetry, 3-D construction, painting, ceramics, photography, videography, cartooning, illustration, drama, textile design, computer graphics and other media. CAC programs include in-school, after-school and Saturday programs for youth, teacher training workshops and parent advocacy.

On February 11 2004 Jardin Galerie held their first joint exhibition focused around the theme of family. Since then we have collaborated six more times in just two years.


Group Artwork by Children of CAC, Exhibit 23

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Lycee Francais
Contributed to Exhibits: 1, 2, 8, 12, 18, 29

In addition to these International sites Jardin Galerie has partnered with many local New York City schools. Our very first such show was with the Lycee Francais de New York on March 26 2000. The Lycee Francais de New York was founded in 1935 with three classes and two dozen students but has grown steadily and is now housed in a new modern building designed by the same architect who designed the Rose center at the Museum of Natural History. While the mission of the LFNY is to prepare children to be responsible citizens with a thorough knowledge of the French language and culture, the English program aims at incorporating the essential elements of an American education. It is this blending of these two goals which has given birth to their new and thoroughly modern school on the east side of Manhattan. Our spring show on March 23, 2006 with the Lycee Francais (Day Skies/Night Skies) marked the fifth collaborative effort involving Le Jardin a l’Ouest, Lycee Francais de New York, and Jardin Galerie.


Group Artwork by Children of Lycee Francais, Exhibit 12

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For Art's Sake

Contributed to Exhibits: 7, 10, 17

Jardin Galerie has also partnered with For Arts Sake, an established Westside neighborhood after school art program several times, mounting very interesting exhibits on Animals, Trees and a new theme suggested by the leader of For Art’s Sake, Debbe Heler-Lewkowicz called My Secret Garden on March 3 2005. For Art’s Sake includes children of all ages from all the major West Side public schools and many private schools as well including Crossroads Middle School, Calhoun, Abraham Heschel School, Rodeph Sholem, P.S. 163, P.S. 87 and P.S. 199.


Drawing by Max of For Art's Sake, Exhibit 7


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Bethany Short
Contributed to Exhibits: 7, 10, 17, 30

One of our repeat artists from For Art's Sake is 16 year old Bethany Short. Her work especially from her early teens is stunning. This year she contributed an amazing digital peice for our 2006 fundraiser seen below.


Digital Art by Bethany Short, Exhibit 30

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P.S. 87
Contributed to Exhibits: 4, 5, 6
When former Le Jardin student, and artist-extraordinare Francesca, went to PS 87 she continued to exhibit with Jardin Galerie and even invited her classmates to join in!


My Class by Cesca, 6 years old, PS 87, Exhibit 5

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J.H.S. 22
The children of Junior High School 22 in New York's Borough of the Bronx made a beautiful contribution to Jardin Galerie with the theme Love / We Are One.

Contributed to Exhibit: 3


Artwork by Gariher, 6 years old, JHS 22, Exhibit 3

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MARC Pre-school
Contributed to Exhibits: 24


Artwork by Deanna, 5 years old, MARC Kindergarden, Exhibit 24

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The School at Columbia
Contributed to Exhibits: 29


Masks made by the children of The School at Columbia, Exhibit 29