The Art Department, with the help of many volunteers, organized an incredible campus-wide celebration of the arts. The range of creative activities stretched from building a brick patio to tie-dying t-shirts to drum circles to animation and everything in between.
The celebration of the arts began in the morning with an Arts Awards Ceremony. Students who have participated in the arts this year were recognized for their contributions to specific art programs, and for their dedication, talent, and enthusiasm.
The community was also privileged to catch a glimpse of the spring musical, The Addams Family Young @ Part, that will debut later this evening. Dedicated performing arts enthusiasts have been working tirelessly the past few weeks to put the finishing touches on a witty and amusing, but professional and impressive, performance.
Following the awards ceremony, the whole school went on to participate in activities throughout the day. Students signed-up in advance for morning and afternoon sessions so that they had the opportunity to participate in multiple activities. We were also lucky to have mild spring weather that led activities outdoors onto patios and open spaces. Campus was full of energy and smiling faces throughout the day. Lunch even included live music in the dining hall! Photos from a fantastic arts day are posted on Flickr
Arts Day will close this evening with a reception in Galletly Gallery, showcasing the work of all Visual Arts students. In addition, all students will attend opening night of the musical. The Saturday night performance of The Addams Family Young @ Part at 7 pm is open to the public.
The following students were recognized with Art Awards at this morning's meeting.
T.H. White Award for Poetry and Prose: Max Osborne & Sophie Tsekov
The Excellence in Graphic Design Award: Madison Adler
The Artistic Process Award: Anthony Han
The Excellence in Dance Award: Maggie VanDyne
The Perseverance in Dance Award: Subhanna Branche
The Artistic Vision Award: Chloe Davis
The Animation Award: Claudia Verona-Martinez & Christopher Fridlington
The Scholar in the Studio: Lili Shirley Xu
Emerging Artist Award: Gwendolyn Lui
Most Improved Musician Award: Torre Davy
The Music Citizen Award: Ray Aley
The Career Musician Award: Drew Honeycutt & Leandro Yang
The Best Behind the Science Award: Eva Petschek
The Director Award: Gwendolyn Liu
The Best Actor Award: Leo LiangThe Whole Artist Award: Sarah Snow