It was a chilly Friday evening when Trinity students, parents and faculty filtered in to Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Valencia Blvd. Student artwork was framed and on display for all to enjoy. Trinity's art teachers are gifted and enthusiastic about teaching a variety of mediums and techniques. It's a proud moment for students to find their own creations hanging on the walls in community room of the bookstore.
There were crafts set out for children to enjoy and the strings group played music that improved the ambiance in the room. Mr. Richardson, Grammar School Principal, took a seat in the children's reading area with A Broken Ornament and The Very First Christmas and entertained an audience of young people with his winsome style.
Students and parents enjoyed visiting with friends, getting coffee and treats at the in-house Starbucks, and perusing a vast selection of books, games and other gifts.
The Barnes and Noble event has been an annual tradition for many years. They have provided a place for art to be displayed, music to be enjoyed, an opportunity to buy books and gifts to round out a Christmas shopping list, and they donate a percentage of the evening's sales back to Trinity's Fine Arts department. Sadly, this was the last year for this tradition, as the store is doing away with its community room. Saying farewell to a loved tradition is sometimes sad, but it opens the door for new and wonderful opportunities to create traditions.
Enjoy the gallery of photos!