Last week the children at the Lawrence Arts Center arts-based preschool (where I teach) had their annual exhibition. Each child chooses a piece they have made in class to display. We help them mat the work onto a colored piece of paper they pick out. I always like helping them do this, it's a lot more fun than matting my own work! The children also get to watercolor their own invitations to give to their families, inviting them to our receptions. Our class held a reception last Tuesday, complete with child-made refreshments: a vanilla cookie, spread lavishly with brightly colored frosting and topped with a teddy bear shaped cracker. And the table was decorated with a runner the children painted. There's a number of details that go into this event, but the children (aged 3,4, and 5) are pretty excited to see the gallery filled with their art. It's cute to watch their faces as they go find their work, and the work of their friends. Each year when we teachers hang this show on the night of the LAC art auction, it always seems we were just there doing the same thing the year before. And now there is only one month left of school! Anyway, it's really a fun show every year and seriously, who wouldn't feel uplifted upon viewing it?