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Jardin Galerie headquarters are located in New York City and many of the contributors are as well.

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, 37, 39


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, 37

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, 30, 33

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.


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

 

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Cuba
Contributed to Exhibits: 7

Jardin Galerie’s first international contact came about as a result of Dominique Hiigli’s trip to Cuba in 2002 with a friend. While visiting Havana and the surrounding countryside Dominique met the young Cuban Painter FRANCISCO GORDILLO ARREDONDO.

Francisco Gordillo was born in Habana on the 11th of September 1964. He is a graduate of the Academia de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro". Francisco gave Dominique one of his finest paintings from that period and later in 2002 sent a selection of paintings done by local school children. These paintings became the first international exhibition at Jardin Galerie.

For a listing of exhibitions by Francisco please visit the Jamaican / Caribbean Biographies here


Artwork by Julio, 11 years old, Cuba


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Italy
In the summer of 2002 John Hiigli began a collaboration with Alessandro Segalini, his friend from Piacenza, Italy.

Alessandro has studied and worked in the field of visual communication, typography and art in Italy, Helsinki, Finland and now at Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, in Turkey. Alessandro and his sister Raffaella both donated small childhood works. Dr. Alessandro Segalini has been a constant advisor and collaborator of Jardin Galerie and jardingalerie.org.


Artwork by Allessandro, 5 years old, Italy

Also a collaborator with JG and from Italy is calligrapher and artist Monia Dengo.
See her work in our exhibit Art for Children

She has been teaching HANDWRITING AS ART to children and adults for many years. The KIDS - BOOKS section in her web site offers books on handwriting and a short course for adults who desire to improve their own handwriting and use it as model to teach to others. 

The KIDS - EDUCATIONAL section in her web site offers free additional material to learn and teach italic handwriting.


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Russia & Australia
Contributed to Exhibits: 15, 22, 35

In August 2003 Hiigli attended the International Symmetry Festival where he met Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya.

Tatiana was born in Simferopol, Crimea, near the Black Sea. When she was fifteen years old she moved with her family to Moscow, where she studied at the University of Moscow. She is a scientist, an artist and a poet. Tatiana introduced Jardin Galerie to the leader of an art studio in the village of Udel’noe, outside of Moscow led by Nadezhda Sedova. Whose students painted scenes from children’s fairy tales that are so detailed it is hard to believe they were done by children under the age of seven years.


Artwork by Zhenia, 3 years old, Russia

Tatiana now resides in Melbourne, Australia and her daughter Polina if a frequent contributor to jardingalerie.org. Polina is six years old and attends kindergarten in Kensington, NSW, Australia.


Artwork by Polina,
8 years old, Australia

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Hungary
Arnolfini Archives
Contributed to Exhibits: 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 23, 27, 29, 37

Through other friendships made at the 2003 Symmetry Festival in Budapest Hiigli began working in late 2003 with the Zsubori family in Szigetszentmiklos, Hungary.

Ervin Zsubori is know in and around Budapest as an Electrographer, photographer, fairy tale writer, book and CD-ROM designer. He is also the founder of the Arnolfini Archives (with Ira Horvath), since 1993; founder of Arnolfini Galleries (with Ira Horvath), since 2000; founder member of Arnyekkotok Art Team (with Zsuzsa Dardai, Janos Saxon-Szasz and Istvan Tenke), since 1989; Founder-editor of international art journal Arnyekkotok co-media (with Arnyekkotok Art Team), since 1990.


JG exhibits some of his art in an exhibit called Art For Children

“Arnolfini Archives with the help of friendly mediation got into touch with New York based Jarden Galerie dealing with children’s works in November 2003. This institution made possible for us to introduce our children’s works in the international section of its website. In addition to this the Arnolfini Archives has joined some projects of Jardin Galerie. We have organized and sent pictures for shows from works of our children, our friends children and pupils of the Budapest based Lauder School.” –– Ervin

Ervin's children Eszter and Barnabas have been regular contributors to JG's exhibit and never cease to amaze us!


Artwork by Eszter, 8 years old, Hungary

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Lauder Elementary
Contributed to Exhibits: 11, 12, 14, 17, 23, 37

This school, brought to us by Arnolfini Archives, has been a vital part of Jardin Galerie. Children between the ages 5-13 have contributed.


Artwork by Armin, 8.11 years old, Lauder Elementary, Hungary

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France
In 2003 three Jardin Galerie also received several drawings done by the six year old son of the French painter Alain Mastio.



Julien Mastio’s drawings from L’Ile de Re, France can be viewed here.


Artwork by Julien, 8 years old, France

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Vietnam
Contributed to Exhibits: 15, 17, 18, 19, 23, 27, 29, 30, 37

Vietnam Children's Fund
In 2004 Jarden Galerie began working with Richard and Angela Dalton, parents of two children (Charlie and Eva) enrolled at Le Jardin a l’Ouest.

Angie Dalton volunteered to do fundraising and began assisting the gallery in making important international connections through her extensive contacts as an international banker. She introduced Jardin Galerie to the VCF. The Vietnam Children’s Fund remembers the families and the children lost in Vietnam’s long wars. The goal of the fund is to close the past, looking to the future by building schools. The mission is to create a “living memorial” – a network of elementary schools throughout Vietnam. Last year we exhibited eighty works done by children all over Vietnam, and our collaboration continues into 2006:

We are now linked to the VCF through their website here


Artwork by V.Luong Minh, 9 years old, Vietnam Children's Fund, Vietnam, Exhibit 15


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Finland
In 2004 Jardin Galerie also added Art For Children to the web-site: art considered to be of interest to children or that has been created specifically for children. A good example is the work of Alexander Reichstein, a well- known European artist who was born in Moscow in 1957 but emigrated to Finland in 1990.

He is the inventor of the CURIOUS CREATURES, an interactive approach to art in which the work of the adult artist-sculptor is opened to the creative activity of children. Typical is his series of inter-transformable human and animals forms that can be joined in relatively unlimited combinations.

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Ireland
Contributed to Exhibits: 23, 27, 29, 37, 39

Guardian Angels National School
In 2005 we added another new school to Jardin Galerie International, thanks to another parent from the student body at our sister organization, Le Jardin a l’Ouest.

Aisling McEvoy is the mother of Ciara (Les Lilas). Aisling McEvoy is also a Board Member but before moving to New York she taught second grade (1982-1987) in Dublin at the Guardian Angels National School (‘Scoil Naisiunta na nAingeal’ in Gaelic). When Aisling learned about JG she contacted the headmaster, Walter Cullinane and spoke to him about collaborating. As a result the Kindergarten class at Guardian Angels will exhibit with us and their work will be entered in Jardin Galerie International. Thank you Aisling, Wally and class teacher Ceilia Mann and welcome to Jardin Galerie.


Artwork by Isidora, 5 years old, Guardian Angels National School, Ireland, Exhibit 29


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Bulgaria
Contributed to Exhibits: 26, 29, 30, 39

In late 2005 another parent from Les Lilas, Rumiana Krasteva contacted her cousin Daniela Ignatova. Daniela, an English teacher in Vratza Bulgaria, initated contacts with three schools in Vratza, including Vassil Kanchov High School. These students won a prise for their work and it was shown on local television stations. This work from two high schools and an elementary school was featured in a special Holiday exhibition at jardingalerie.org here.


Artwork by Tony, 13 years old, Vassil Kanchov High School, Bulgaria, Exhibit 26


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Nepal
Contributed to Exhibits: 31,
40

Most recently Jardin Galerie has begun a collaboration with Laura Spero. Laura spent a year in Nepal working with children on an art project (Knowledge Is Power) Her work will be seen soon at Jardin Galerie on a new page dedicated to her work in Napel. Additionally Laura will participate in the 2006 Jardin Galerie Fundraiser on June 1 at the Bulgarian Consulate General.


 
   
 





























































































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