Gonk.Arts

The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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Pop Up Art Exhibit

The Gallery of the Boroughs is hosting its first exhibit of the year in the Library this week. The show features work from two local artists, felting artist Cindy Kennelly from Sudbury and acrylic painter Amy Roberts of Lowell. Please stop down to the library to view these beautiful works. The show will be on display through Wednesday November 23rd. Reception after school until 2:30 on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th. Stop by and view this collection while you can!


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Looking For Drama?!

Then, join the ARHS Dramahawks Canvas page!! You will get information about all things Musical, Improv, and Winter Play. Calling all actors, musicians, and tech crew!!

Being added to the list does not mean you will necessarily perform in all of the productions, but you will get information about auditions, ways to help out, zoom meetings, and general information! We are a team working together to navigate this strange year ahead!

To sign-up for the ARHS Dramahawk Canvas page and receive information about upcoming auditions and productions, fill out this google form:

https://forms.gle/gztSed7Z7GyRcmmo7


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Seeing double, and then some

Since school has been closed, students in Photo I, Photo II, and Digital Art have been choosing from menus of creative projects, trying new techniques and technologies that can be easily accessed from home. Using mirror and kaleidoscope photo apps, they’ve turned everyday objects into playgrounds of pattern, shape and color, many delighting “that was SO FUN!” Our art classrooms may be closed, but #theystillcreate.


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The Laramie Project

Laramie Poster color copy.

“The Laramie Project” is a documentary-style play centered on the October 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old college student at the University of Wyoming. Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die on the plains outside Laramie Wyoming because he was gay. The event focused international attention on human rights and a lack of hate-crime laws across the country and the world. The play enacts interviews given by residents in the aftermath of the murder, some unconnected with the tragedy, and some intimately involved.

Algonquin’s production of “The Laramie Project” includes 20 student actors and 10 backstage student crew members and is co-directed by Drama Teacher Maura Morrison and Biology Teacher Brian Kelly.

Performances are Thursday, February 27, 2020, in-school, and Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  It is the ARHS entry in this year’s Mass Educational Theatre Guild (METG) Festival on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Algonquin is hosting the METG festival again this year and welcoming Gloucester HS and St. Sebastian’s HS.  All performances will be in the ARHS Black Box. Friday night’s performance is free for students and $10 for Adults. Saturday is a $12 fee to attend the 3 shows performing for the METG 2020 festival.