ART FOR ART'S SAKE

THE USDAN CENTER OFFERS HANDS-ON METHODS OF APPRECIATION FOR HUMAN CREATIVITY

For eight weeks, beginning the last day of June, 1,400 children from the greater metropolitan area of New York City who feel a kinship for the arts will leave their neighborhoods each morning for the sylvan campus of the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Huntington, Long Island. Make no mistake. These aren't privileged children, and this day camp isn't "laboring under the pretense of being a preprofessional training school in the arts," says Dale Lewis, executive director of Usdan. "Society just doesn't make room to accommodate 1,400 new stars every year."

Usdan does, however, want to create...

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