New arts building opens at the Forman School
A 300-seat theater is part of the new visual and performing arts center at the Forman School. BZ photos
Students, staff and the public got their first look at the Forman School's new $11 million visiual and performing arts center on Saturday.
The 22,000 square-foot building was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony involving Head of School Adam Man and school board of trustees members Scott Sutherland and Frederick Lione.
The building features a 300-seat theater and state-of-the-art classrooms for dance, photography, video production, ceramics and pottery, jewelry-making, and drawing and painting. Fourteen months of construction were completed in time for the start of the new school year at Forman.
Attractively desiged, the building incorporates cedar siding, stone veneer, a metal roof, exterior benches, stone landscaping, river rock, exterior columns, large windows and wood louvers.
Litchfield dignitaries on hand for the opening included, from left, Dennis McMorrow, Ellen Waterhouse, Bob D'Andrea and Nancy Lacko.