Middlebrook School has been selected as Creative Connections\u2019 2015 USA Art Partner of the Year.The school will be honored at the opening of the Spring 2015 International Children\u2019s Art Exhibit at the Maritime Center in Norwalk this May.\u201cWe are very excited to honor Middlebrook School,\u201d said Christina Rose, executive director of Creative Connections. \u201cThey were selected for the award based on their overall effectiveness in using art as a medium for expressing and sharing their culture and ideas.\u201dFrom May 14 through Sept. 1, the Picture the Moment exhibit will feature 120 selected art pieces from students in the United States and 20 countries, including the following nine Middlebrook students: Karolina Barabash; Matthew Ferro; Madeline Pennino; Alexander Koutsoukos; Niamh McCarthy; Eleanor Winrow; Peyton Matik; Sarah Belcher; Navod Jayawardhane. \u201cThe students demonstrated a depth of thought and critical thinking that was clearly reflected in their art pieces and artist description sheets \u2014 written information about themselves and their artwork,\u201d said Rose. \u201cThe International Children\u2019s Art Exhibit will feature nine art pieces from their class \u2014 typically, there is only one per class.\u201d Rose said Middlebrook School will receive special recognition along with the Amir Hasan Prep Girls\u2019 School in Amman, Jordan, which was named the International Art Partner of the Year. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Thursday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information on Creative Connections, call 203-803-4376 or visit creativeconnections.org. For information about the Maritime Aquarium\u2019s exhibits, call 203-852-0700 or visit maritimeaquarium.org.