Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections

As the Mariachi band performed, she said she felt embarrassed walking through the crowd. However, as Anna Martinez-Yang ’20 approached the center of the room and saw those around her, she remembered the purpose of her quinceñera: to embrace her Mexican identity. “At first, I felt ashamed with an entourage of uniformed men singing and playing instruments, but as […]

Faculty showcases artwork in gallery

Faculty showcases artwork in gallery

Faculty artists displayed their artwork, sculptures, photography and paintings at the Visual Arts Department Faculty Exhibit in Feldman-Horn gallery. Jesse Chehak ’97, Claire Cochran ’06, Cheri Gaulke, Nicole Stahl, Gustavo Godoy and Alexandra Pacheco Garcia created the showcased art. Stahl said that she created her art over the course of the last few years and […]

Hall to retire after 35 years at the school

Visual arts teacher Marianne Hall will retire after 35 years at the school. Hall has taught The History and Art of Modern Europe and The World and Drawing and Painting I, as well as other eleventh and twelfth grade classes. Hall’s favorite part of her work was her students, she said. “It’s really fun to […]

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

Rasa Barzdukas ’17 sits on the quad, occasionally looking up from her sketchpad. Pages are spilling out of her notebook, each covered in sketches waiting to be perfected in the studio. Barzdukas has been drawing since before she can remember. Though she did not enroll in any art classes until her sophomore year, her earliest […]

Students named Scholastic Art & Writing Award recipients

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards named 119 students as gold key, silver key and honorable mention recipients for the regional competition on Friday. Sixteen students were awarded for writing and 103 were awarded for works of art or portfolios. Gold Key recipient work will advance to a panel of national judges. “The number of […]

YoungArts names upper school photographer, singer as finalists in nationwide art competition

YoungArts names upper school photographer, singer as finalists in nationwide art competition

YoungArts recognized Arianna Shooshani ’18 and Elizabeth Gaba ’17 as finalists for their 2017 contest submissions. Shooshani and Gaba were among the 691 artists selected out of a pool of 7,970 applicants representing 40 different states, the most applications that YoungArts has received to date, according to their website. Both received the finalist title, the […]

Department receives three new kilns

Three new 4,000 pound kilns were delivered by crane to the upper school visual arts department on Aug. 19. These new kilns are replacements for older kilns that have been at the Upper School for more than 30 years. Clay firing requires different types of kilns to yield different appearances. “You have to do two […]

Student wins scholastic award for photography

Student wins scholastic award for photography

The Scholastic Press Association awarded Maddy Daum ’18 the Best-in-Grade Award for her photograph taken in Cambodia, which was put on display at Carnegie Hall June 2. According to the Scholastic Press Association, the Best-in-Grade Award is given to the most accomplished writers and artists in grades seven through twelve. Two artists and two writers from […]

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