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On Friday the 26th of May, the Abraham Lincoln School in La Romana, who this year is celebrating its centennial, is extending a special invitation to all members of Casa de Campo and La Romana to join them in an opening cocktail for their annual art exhibit at the Altos de Chavón Art Gallery.
The annual art exhibit presented by the students of the Abraham Lincoln School (ALS) and their hardworking teachers will be on display for two weeks and present work from every grade in the school, from the tiny ones in the Pre-Kinder classes all the way up through senior year highschool. The exhibit includes projects completed throughout the year, and since the school celebrates their 100th anniversary, an interesting focus is no doubt likely to take place within art to mark the milestone.
The colorful exhibit brings even more life to our “Artist’s Village” with self-portraits, animal paintings, sketches and sculptures, among others. The gallery space will fill top to bottom with work showcasing talent from our next generation. See the previous year’s art exhibit below, and mark your calendars for the opening cocktail next Friday at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
Inauguration of the Abraham Lincoln School Art Exhibit
When: Friday May 26th, 7pm
Where: The Altos de Chavón Art Gallery
The Abraham Lincoln School, located within Central Romana, in the town of La Romana, is a private school for the children of employees of the Central Romana Corporation, but is also attended by other children who pay yearly tuition fees
The Abraham Lincoln School is an “English school” which means that classes are taught to a British standard curriculum and all the teachers are British, with the exception of course of the teachers who teach Spanish, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and PE who are Dominican. This means that the majority of classes are taught in English and children command both English and Spanish.
Although the curriculum is British, grades are awarded according to the American GPA system and the pupils also take the “Dominican National Exams”, allowing pupils to continue their education at universities in the USA or within the Dominican Republic, as well as in Europe.
Classes go from pre-kinder to 12th grade.
This past Friday, I had the pleasure of visiting the Abraham Lincoln School end of the year art exhibit here in The Gallery in Altos de Chavón. As a relatively new resident to Casa de Campo, I can say with a one-hundred percent certainty that art in the Dominican Republic constantly impresses me and showcases a bright future from even the youngest of artists. Read more here.