Gonk.Arts

The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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Wegmans… The Musical 2.0

Wegmans…the Musical 2.0 is coming to the ARHS auditorium June 7 and 8 @7pm. 61 students are part of this original show about twin brothers managing competing supermarkets in Northborough, a lost elderly man living at Avalon apartments and the real-life event of a proposal in the store. This updated show was written by the 2012 Advanced Drama show, adding a live all-student pit band. Wegmans is providing props for the show where food and theatre collide.


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Spring Art Show

The annual Spring Art Show will open on Monday May 14th. The opening reception has been rescheduled to Monday, May 21 from 5-7pm. Come see the work made by our talented art students throughout the year and enjoy a light refreshment. The show will remain open throughout May 25th during the school day.


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POPS Night!

The music departments annual POPS Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30 at 7pm in the ARHS A gym. This is a fabulous evening of entertainment celebrating another successful year for all of our curricular and extra-curricular performing groups. Film music, rock, jazz, Broadway, 70s and more will all be featured on the program. Admission is $10 and tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm


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Music Department Tours NYC

Recently, the music department participated in a 3-day tour of NYC with 67 of our music students. The choir, band and orchestra performed in NYC at two very impressive venues: St. John the Divine Cathedral and St. Paul the Apostle Church. The trips activities were socially and musically educational and our students represented our community well in NYC.

Some of the highlights of the trip included: our performances, attending School of Rock the Musical, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square and Central Park and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.


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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Regional and National

We are pleased to announce that junior Elsa Ray has earned a National Silver Medal for her photograph, Refuge, in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This award is presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

This award is presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Elsa’s work was selected by creative professionals to be among the most accomplished in the nation. This year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Less than 1% were recognized at the national level.

The following students were recognized at the regional level in the Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards:

Lucie Bergsten, Gold Key, Disappear, Digital Art
Katherine Colglazier, Gold Key, Pictures, Poetry
Katherine Colglazier, Gold Key, The Obnoxious Mark, Poetry
Genevieve Cox, Honorable Mention, Showing, Painting
Nadine El  Nesr, Honorable Mention, Fabric of the Sea: Environment and Texture of Reality, Fashion
Matthew McAndless, Honorable Mention, A Change of Heart, Painting
Bridey McGlynn, Gold Key, Day at the Seaside, Painting
Bridey McGlynn, Silver Key, Chauncey Lake, Painting
Andrew Michalik, Silver Key, Climb Down, Digital Art
Taylor Murphy, Honorable Mention, Don’t Let Go, Mixed Media
Elsa Ray, Gold Key, Refuge, Photography
Elsa Ray, Honorable Mention, Beacon, Photography
Elsa Ray, Honorable Mention, Sunday, Photography
Elsa Ray, Honorable Mention, Red Line at Early Morning, Photography
Elsa Ray, Honorable Mention, Emptiness, Poetry
Grace Tang, Gold Key, Untitled (with Balloons), Photography
Nick Warren, Gold Key, Drowning, Photography

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