A Fine Arts Takeover

From Fine Arts Department Chair Julie Fisher

Monday, April 22, marked the first day of an immersive, week-long Fine Arts takeover. It all started with a burst of visual arts beaming throughout Schoolhouse. Exhibits first popped up in the basement, enticing voters to select their favorite amongst a competitive collection of Science Photography Contest entries, including a new bonus category “Design” that aligns with our 2023-2024 theme. On the main floor, exhibits ranged from photography, ceramics, drawing, and painting, with Senior Solo Shows featuring bodies of work by the Class of 2024.
The Audrey Bruce Currier Library also boasted a change in the regular Morning Meeting routine. A talented troupe of vocalists, dancers, and instrumentalists elicited enthusiastic cheers from the room. On Tuesday, April 23, our Helen Cudahy Niblack 1942 Arts Lecturer Joneve Murphy inspired the entire community with her work as a gardener and natural artist. She then hosted “Art in the Garden” to work collaboratively with students in creating a natural and whimsical archway for climbing plants to adorn the entrance of the community garden. 

Two afternoons were set aside for this year’s Festival of Arts Workshops to allow students the freedom and flexibility to immerse themselves in their chosen artmaking. A wide gamut of offerings was hosted by club leaders, enthusiastic artists, and interested faculty members who provided instruction in sewing, custom t-shirt designs, homemade slime, and so much more. 

Arts Week concluded with a brilliant rendition of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The audience was captivated by the colorful scenes and musical storyline. Everyone left the week feeling inspired, entertained, and reinvigorated with awe and appreciation for all art forms — a special thank you to everyone who made this week such a huge success.
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