“Up, Up and Away” is a collaborative project with Silvermine’s Art Partners Outreach program and the Norwalk Housing Authority. Art and Poetry is by students from the NHA.

26 first through fifth graders gathered weekly from their Norwalk Housing Learning Centers to share ideas, write poetry and create art.  The children’s enthusiasm was infectious as they embraced the process of creative discovery to share their hopes and dreams through haiku and mixed media imagery. These poems and artworks will be on exhibit at Silvermine’s Student Gallery as well as being published.

The publication of this book honors the positive outlook of the NHA Learning Center youth whose futures are bright with possibilities and wonder. We value and cherish these amazing children, who confidently share their ambitions, optimism, and radiant expressions with the world in “Up, Up and Away”.


Silvermine Student Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm


Image- NHA Students at the poetry book dedication at the SONO Public Library – 10 Washington Street, South Norwalk, CT, May 12