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  • Thirty-five students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, took home 57 prizes in disciplines from photography to ceramics to studio art in this year’s Massachusetts Scholastic Art competition. This is the largest number of awards that Gov’s students have ever earned (and 18 more than last year)! If that were not impressive enough, 60% of the winners are current

    GOVSARTS fine arts news & happenings


    SPRING 2014

    27 Performing Arts Banquet

    Dinner and guest speaker Danny Harrington

    WEST WING, DINING HALL 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


    28 Art Gallery Reception

    Meet encaustic (wax) artist Emma Ashby

    REMIS GALLERY, WILKIE CENTER 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    4 4th Annual ArtsNight

    Creative activities throughout the building

    WILKIE CENTER 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

    5 Saturday Night Brass

    Come check out brass music in a new venue

    STUDENT CENTER 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    24 Spring Student Recital

    Vocalists & Instrumentalists who take lessons for credit

    MOSELEY CHAPEL 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    2 Spring Concert

    Choral, Instrumental, and Dance Ensembles

    WILKIE CENTER 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.





    Students Take Home an Astounding 57 Art Awards...

    4th time Gov’s has led independent schools in awards

    Put.. ze candle.. BECK! “Young Frankenstein” a success

    The Winter Drama Company had an amazing run of Young Frankenstein last month. This classic Mel Brooks movie-turned-musical featured seniors Eddie Holmes (Frederick), Jenna Nee (Inga), Amy Corman (Elizabeth); juniors Stephen Damianos (Kemp), Spencer Campbell (the Monster), Wallace Douglas (Ziggy); sophomores Hannah Wagner (Frau Blucher), “Scooter” Liapin (Victor); and freshmen Jack Norton (Igor) and Michelle Nee (the Blind Hermit). The cast of 24 was supported by 11 students in the Pit Band, and a 10-member Tech Crew. Congrats on an amazing show! two national recognitions! Varsity athletes, and three are captains of their respective teams. The total number of awards won this year was significantly more than any other independent school in the state.

    Especially impressive were the seven awards that our students won for their Portfolio work, which is considered the most advanced level of art in the competition. Congratulations, artists!

    Seniors Kate Duval and Drew Trotman have earned national medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Kate received a gold medal for her photograph, “New Employee” (top right) and Drew won a silver medal for his 8-piece ceramics portfolio (“Exanimis Arbor [Dead Tree]” at right).

    These are the highest honors given to high school artists in the United States. In June, Kate and Drew will be presented their awards at Carnegie Hall and their work will be on display in New York City throughout the summer.

    This is the third consecutive year that a ceramics piece has won a national medal!





    CHLOE LEE ‘16




    The Remis Gallery welcomes Emma Ashby, Encaustic Artist, who will pres- ent her new exhibit Flores Aquae. Come to the opening reception on Friday, March 28 from 6-8 p.m. and meet Emma to learn more about her creative process.

    Emma Ashby: Wax Art


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    Check out the music of these recent Gov’s graduates! Do a quick Google search for:

    Recent Graduate Musicians

    Scotland’s “Other Guys” Perform, Work with A Cappella Campus musicians were treated to a noontime performance by The Other Guys, an all- male a cappella ensemble from St. Andrew’s, Scotland. After the concert, they led a workshop with our own A Cappella ensemble, co-directed by seniors Kate Duval and Eddie Holmes. “We were ridiculously impressed,” said Spencer Huffman of the college ensemble, “with Kate and Eddie’s musical arranging and directing skills.” The guys also enjoyed lunch with students afterward.


    Art in the Afternoon Art instructor Ms. Struck ‘94 leads a team of ten creative mavericks from the junior and senior classes in this new addition to the a!ernoon program. Art in the A!ernoon is an opportunity for students to engage in creative team projects. Students will learn basic concepts of design and construction while working on a conceptual installation sculpture project for our campus as well as making individual artwork in the studio. "is team activity includes visiting artists and demonstrations, #eld trips to view contemporary art installations, exploring alternative mediums and working on various campus wide art collaborations. "is spring is the inaugural year and we are excited to explore our process and see what we can make together.


    Jillian Cardarelli ‘11 Country singer/songwriter

    Liana Conway ‘09 Country singer/songwriter

    Leslie Ward ‘09 Singer/songwriter

    Prior to Spring Break, all 405 Gov’s students traveled to almost 20 different locations for our annual Museum Day. Whether studying aquatic life, checking out modern art, or exploring human organs at “Body World,” students were given the chance to step outside of their normal routine for a day of enrichment and enjoyment.

    Museum Day Recap

    First Pour in New Metal Foundry

    On the Friday prior to winter break, senior David Baker successfully completed his first foundry pour. A crowd of students and faculty members looked on and participated as David saw the work of many months come to fruition with the first pour. David built the foundry with help from Fontaine Bradley (Science Department), Joe Repczynski (Fine Arts Department), and a members of the Governor’s Buildings and Grounds team. The foundry project is a collaboration between the Science and Art Departments. David plans to do another pour in the coming months.

    Outstanding Talent at Dance Show

    February’s Dance Show featured a wide variety of dance styles ranging from tap to lyrical, pointe to hip hop, modern and contemporary to ballet. The 18 students in the Winter Dance Company performed an all-time high of 20 dance pieces - five of which were choreographed by Director Pam Smith and Asst. Director Fontaine Dubus. The remaining 15 pieces were developed solely by students, including costuming, lighting, and musical accompaniment.

    Massachusetts Scholastic Art Awards Visit our website for details on the awards

    GOLD KEYS Kate Duval ‘14 [photo portfolio], Kyler Ross ‘14 [photo portfolio], Drew Trotman ‘14 [ceramics portfolio], Brian Kang ‘15, Eddie Gilman ‘14, Cassie Hanlon ‘14, Chloe Lee ‘16, Racquel Nassor ‘15, Jimin Park ‘15.

    SILVER KEYS Alex Curran-Cardarelli ‘14 [photo portfolio], Jimin Park ‘15, Colby King ‘14, Akosua Opong-Wiredu ‘15, Lily Bailey ‘16, Emma Chen ‘17, Brian Kang ‘15, Mary Lenox ‘15, Katy Maina ‘15, Matt Peart ‘15, McLean Sherrin ‘15, Helen Shi ‘15, Cody Thurston ‘15, Z Wee ‘15, Daniel Yeh ‘15.

    HONORABLE MENTIONS Aisling Hegarty ‘14 [photo portfolio], Mark Hoffman ‘14 [ceramics portfolio], MJ Zhou ‘14 [photo portfolio], Nora Bradford ‘15, Khyli Brown ‘15, So Hyun Lee ‘14, Katy Maina ‘15, Jessica Timmer ‘15, Stephen Damianos ‘15, Gwen Everett ‘15, Michaells Fana ‘17, Mark Hoffman ‘14, Brian Kang ‘15, Sarah Keith ‘15, Mary Lenox ‘15, Graham McOsker ‘16, Tori Mulvey ‘14, Racquel Nassor ‘15, Jimin Park ‘15, McLean Sherrin ‘15, Z Wee ‘15.