Visual Arts Highlights

Anyone who’s been inside Swartley Gallery (or simply walks around the campus) can confirm what we here already know: the visual arts are thriving at D-E. Student artists create, learn, and experience art in all media throughout the year.

Arts Highlights Winter 2017

Posted: March 19, 2018

D-E students, faculty and staff, and alumni together have all created a rich environment of artistic expression thus far this 2017-18 academic year. Featured performances by instrumental ensembles, including Stage Band and StringJam, provided appreciative listeners with ample opportunities to enjoy the classics, from Mozart to Mingus. Click here to read more. The annual Winter Arts…

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Swartley Gallery Welcomes Artists Springer, Stein, and D-E Alumna Giancarlo ’10

Posted: March 19, 2018

D-E’s Swartley Gallery fall and winter exhibits have included works by a caricature master, a jazz singer and painter, and a multimedia artist who is a D-E graduate. Painter and caricature artist Dan Springer was featured in “Concept & Character,” an exhibit in October of both conceptual acrylic paintings and sophisticated caricature work. The faces…

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Spring 2017 Season: Arts Highlights

Posted: September 20, 2017

Within our visual arts exhibit spaces and on our performing arts stages, D-E students’ exceptional artistic endeavors were evident at the close of the 2016-17 academic year. Lower School students showcased Shakespeare in dramatic fashion and those who are involved in the LS string ensemble program capably kicked off the annual Orchestra Extravaganza concert. Upper…

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Arts Highlights

Posted: May 31, 2017

 All three divisions of the School celebrated the arts in distinctive ways in the late winter and early spring seasons. The Lower School (LS) embraced “The American Dream” with their annual Arts Festival, the fifth Grade persevered and performed their If It’s Broken, then Who Will Fix It?  original opera production, and LS students of…

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Fall/Early Winter 2016 Performing & Visual Arts Highlights

Posted: December 23, 2016

The D-E Performing and Visual Arts Department presented several festivals, exhibits and concerts during the first few months of the 2016–17 academic year, demonstrating an impressive range of artistic endeavors at the School. Instrumental ensembles featured in performances included the Middle School African Drum ensembles, Middle and Upper School Handbells ensembles, the Middle and Upper…

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2014-2015 Swartley Gallery Series: “Becoming Visible”

Posted: February 9, 2015

D-E Visual Arts Department presents the 2014-2015 Swartley Gallery Series “Becoming Visible“ A Photography Exhibit by Josh Lehrer D-E’s 2014-2015 Swartley Gallery Series presents a strikingly beautiful new exhibit entitled “Becoming Visible” on New York City’s transgendered homeless youth, featuring the artistic talents of photographer and D-E parent Josh Lehrer.   The exhibit officially opened on Tuesday, Dec. 9,…

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Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit 2014

Posted: October 31, 2014

The first Swartley Gallery exhibit of the 2014-2015 school year featured selected works by D-E Visual Arts faculty members Rachel Brusky, Marisol Diaz, Elisa Garcia, John McCabe, Lydia Scrivanich and Caitlyn Young. The exhibition opened September 22 and ran through October 30, and it featured a wide variety of themes and materials that our six faculty members use in their personal artwork.

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Calliope Wins 10th Gold Medal

Posted: October 7, 2014

D-E’s literary and arts magazine Calliope has won yet another Gold Medal for its 2014 issue – released last spring – in the “critique” phase of the judging from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).

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11 Artists in One River Show

Posted: June 26, 2014

Eleven of D-E’s Upper School student artists were chosen for participation in the One River School of Art and Design’s 2nd annual juried high school competition, “Art Effect: All School Show.” Located in downtown Englewood. One River hosted this high school art exhibit for three days and opened with a traditional reception and judging period.  Awards…

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Senior Artists Explore Glass Blowing, Collaborative Creativity

Posted: July 2, 2014

An annual tradition for over a decade, Senior Selectives has been an outlet for our seniors during the two weeks between finishing their classes and AP exams and graduation. These extracurricular workshops and trips are on a first-come, first-serve sign-up basis. Various teachers offer on-campus activities, featuring topics like transition college/life skills, film screenings, or…

Art Battle hits Dwight-Englewood
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Art Battle hits Dwight-Englewood

If you haven’t heard of this phenomenon then look out! Artists battling head to head for 2 hours creating an original piece of art around the theme…’No Fear!’ Check out what these middle and upper schoolers came up with! Best in show? Alex Frommer with her cape & mask! Congrats to everyone including Olivia Yi…

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D-E’s First Annual Artist in Residence Makes His Mark

Posted: June 26, 2014

With significant creative collaboration and no small amount of logistical coordination, former Visual Arts Department Chair Gregg Emery and D-E Parent Sue Evans were able to introduce the School’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence, Cannon Hersey, to the School earlier this spring.   Cannon’s exhibit, “Bridge Conversations,” was on display at Swartley Gallery from March to May 2014, and…

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