Arts Day—but make it virtual? This semester, our school community has been met with many challenges and adaptations. Arts Day, a cherished spring tradition, underwent many renovations to achieve success as a Virtual Arts Day. The Visual & Performing Arts team pulled together an incredible schedule of demonstrations, concerts, and challenges to keep our students and community engaged in this new form of the annual celebration. Assisted by friends, alumni, faculty, and students, the day pulled together to honor the arts.
Art for Everyone
With performances from Sage Beebe and Ke Chen during school meeting, and a sneak peek into the continuing work of the spring musical cast and crew, Virtual Arts Day 2020 experienced a great start. Our arts faculty took time to recognize student-artists with awards in performing art and visual arts, before transitioning to a shared virtual day of activities. From Zoom to Facebook Live, new samplings were available every hour from noon til 9pm. And for those who work best in an asynchronous environment, students received an array of challenges choose from throughout the day, no matter their time zone or location.
In addition to the workshops and challenges, students were treated to several open mic performances throughout the day. Featuring Emily White ’19, Ray Aley ’18, and faculty member Doug Thompson, we are grateful for the contributions of all artists in our community to help bring fun to the day, as well as a time to relax and enjoy. At the time of publishing, these concerts are scheduled to take place in the afternoon and evening of Virtual Arts Day.
2020 Art Awards
Congratulations to the following students recognized with Art Awards at Friday’s school meeting:
T.H. White Award for Poetry and Prose: Talia ShirleyLiterati MVP Awards: Leo Spieler and Marcus ChanExcellence in Graphic Design Award: Brinly JanelleInnovation in Ceramics Award: Sarah LaCroixEmerging Artist in Ceramics Award: Hadley RossignolExcellence in Ceramics Award: Noah BolducArtistic Vision Award: Janice Liu and Aaron LiuAnimation Award: Hannah TrippScholar in the Studio: Emma YaoEmerging Artist Award: Julia GuadagnoPortfolio Award in Photography: Candice GuoMost Improved Musician Award: Cam MacLeanMusic Citizenship Award: Ben FridlingtonCareer Musician Award: Wyeth TobeyPortfolio Award in Studio Art: Makoto KomineBest Behind the Scenes Award: Quincy PayneDirector’s Award: Magal ConardBest Actor Award: Wyeth TobeyWhole Artist Award: Samantha Davis