Plaque Honoring Sally Deming Installed in Theatre

In 2019 hundreds of beloved Sally Deming’s former students and their parents contributed to The Sunshine Project, an effort to upgrade sound and lighting in the Munnerlyn Center Theatre and to dedicate it in Sally’s honor. COVID delayed the installation of the donor wall which represents the generosity of the donors and their love for…

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Fine Arts Award Recipients Spring 2021

Congratulations to the Munnerlyn Campus Fine Arts students who were recognized on Thursday, May 6, during a special event in the Munnerlyn. Award Recipient Excellence in Middle School Visual Art Jonathan Ritchie Honors in Ceramics Mimi Kurlas Honors in Draw Paint Print Ellie Reed Excellence in Middle School Performing Arts Ainsley Hunt Honors in Dance…

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Senior Art Show Juror Names Award Winners

The ESJ annual senior art show opened on April 22. Each year senior students in the AP visual arts programs exhibit a curated collection of their work. This juried show is the culmination of a senior visual arts students’ work. This year’s juror was Kally Malcom-Bjorklund, an Associate Professor of Art, Photography, University of North Florida.…

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Nine Seniors to Pursue Fine Arts in College

Congratulations to the nine members of the Class of 2021 who will pursue fine arts in college: Izzy Joy The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Photography BFA Ellie Reed Fashion Institute of Technology Fashion Design Caroline Mililon Belmont BFA production design Alivia Waters Southern Methodist University BFA Dance Amelia Barakat Sewanee Fellowship of…

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Honor Society Inductees for Fine Arts Spring 2021

Congratulations to the ESJ Fine Arts students who have been inducted into arts honor societies this spring. National Honor Society Student Dance Arts Sydney McGee Amelia Barakat Julia Polster TRI-M Hailey Fasbinder (Music) Ellie Spickelmier Lillian Shields Hailey Warwick Lily Zubero Maddie Weise Natalie Rabil Max Moorehead Lauren Holland Gabby Parker Kaleb DeLeon Andrew Velarde…

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Theater Students Take on Costume Design

This week students in Mrs. Donald’s theater class took on costume design and are learning the process of designing the costumes for a production, making sure they match the style and director’s vision for the piece, as well as being practical for the performer.  Costumes bring visual interest to a play and help set the…

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AP Portfolio Spotlight: Margaux Forsbrand ’21

A.P Draw, Paint, Print Senior Spotlight Interview: Margaux Forsbrand ’21 The AP Drawing Portfolio is an intensive course, requiring students to produce art at the college level. Students compile a portfolio of 15-20 original artworks demonstrating mastery in composition, technique, and concept. They pursue the “why” behind their own artistic process and participate in weekly…

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Madison Linn ’21 Wins National Scholastic Art & Writing Award

Congratulations to Madison Linn ’21, who won a national medal through Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her acrylic painting. This alongside her four Golden Key awards for her other paintings at the regional competition. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists and writers when they…

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A.P Draw, Paint, Print Senior Spotlight Interview: Miranda Doro

The AP Drawing Portfolio is an intensive course, requiring students to produce art at the college level. Students compile a portfolio of 15-20 original artworks demonstrating mastery in composition, technique, and concept. They pursue the WHY behind their own artistic process and participate in weekly critiques of classmates’ work, as well as submit completed pieces…

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Bob Kirk Featured in Studio Potter

Fine Arts instructor Bob Kirk’s article on teaching Ceramics in Private school was recently published in one of the top international ceramics education magazines, Studio Potter. In March, 2019, Bob was a member of a panel at the annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). The article (subscription only)…

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