Gonk.Arts

The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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Paint night

To celebrate Arts Week, our National Art Honor Society held a paint Night on March 7. Our students guided nearly 40 painters in creating a beautiful sunset landscape, working on easels, tables, and computer desks. Positive energy filled the room, fueled by a relaxing playlist, positive painting affirmations, and cookies, all provided by our NAHS members. Attendees included artists of all levels, parents and grandparents, young children, high school students, and teachers, giving our art students a chance to mentor their their mentors, guiding them outside their comfort zone, to the place where our young artists feel most at home. Participants were ecstatic to share their paintings, and the fun they had creating them!


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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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NAHS 2016 Calendars are almost here

We’ve sent our final draft to the press, and await the arrival of this year’s National Art Honor Society calendars! Proceeds go to support art that connects to the community at Algonquin and beyond. NAHS students will be selling the calendars at next week’s Holiday Festival for $15, or you can contact msheppard@nsboro.k12.ma.us to make other arrangements.

Click here to see a full calendar preview, with work by Isabella Alex, Grace Antino, Connor Black, Cian Brown, Sophia Cappello, Atira Cheney, Meghan Clarke, Genevieve Cox, Julia DeMattia, Katie Dobberpuhl, Nadine El Nesr, Stephanie Francalancia, Radoslaw Jaster, Liping  Lin, Bridey McGlynn, Amber Mooers, Taylor Murphy, and Kendall Sweeney.