Arts Highlights

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Can you spell “spectacular”? From the Upper School’s Winter Musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” to the incredible showcases by our music ensembles and visual artists in all divisions, take a look back at this season so far...

Arts Highlights

First, from our Art & Design department, we kicked-off December with artist Ambrose Proctor ’21 and her exhibit, “Three of Hearts: On Nature, Friendship, & Art”. The exhibit explored the history of playing cards and visualizes how relationships with others can change. Proctor employed a variety of mediums from embroidery and painting to printmaking and sculpture. It was incredible to explore themes of intimacy, attachment, and their relationship to nature through their work. Cheers Ambrose!

In January, the department held their annual “AP Art Gallery Wall”! The exhibit was a showcase of the work our AP Art students have created so far, and it’s a wonderful opportunity for the D-E community to get to know student-artists and understand the process. Students are required to create a line of inquiry (LOI), a theme that runs throughout the pieces they will submit for the AP Exam. Students will submit over 15 pieces for the exam in May. Best of luck to our AP Art Students!

And throughout the whole winter season, we’ve had a plethora of concerts from our music ensembles in all divisions! The holiday season was bolstered by performances by our Middle & Upper School Orchestras, our Choral and Handbells students, and of course,

Jazz Rock! When we returned from Winter Break, our Lower and Middle School students took us back through time with their “Jukebox Time Machine” Choral Concert. Our Stage Band, Upper School Chorus, and Jazz Workshop gave us a snazzy performance with their own Winter Concert.

And we can’t forget about our Kindergarteners and 1st Graders and the annual Valentine’s Day Concerts that melted our hearts! Lower School students in Grades 2-4 continued to shine for their Spring Concert this past March, performing songs from countries and cultures ranging from Germany and West Africa to Scotland and Latin America.

Finally, a huge congratulations to the cast and crew of D-E’s rendition of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! It was laugh-out-loud hilarious, and you just had to be there!

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