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The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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Make Room for the Arts!

March 6-8, the Fine & Performing Arts Department hosted Arts Expo Week: MAKE ROOM FOR THE ARTS to celebrate Youth Art Month and Music in the Schools Month. Student artwork was displayed in a Pop-up Art Gallery outside of the cafeteria. During all lunches, students in the Fine & Performing Arts program demonstrated a taste of the arts through live music, drawing, painting, and wheel throwing demonstrations.


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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.


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School Committee Members Tour Art at Algonquin, you can view our interactive map!

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The first mural to be painted on the walls of our new building was developed by Ali O’Brien, Class of 2010, with help Susie Carter, Class of 2011, as well as from Mr. Godbout, Mr. Hancin, and Ms. Sheppard. Ali is now an English teacher at Vermont Academy, and Susie is a graphic designer in NYC.

Click here to launch our interactive map.

NAHS officers Kendall Sweeney, Steph Francalancia, and Bella Alex led members of the Northborough, Southborough, and Regional School Committees on a tour of as many art projects as could be seen in 30 minutes. Those joining the entourage were able to hear firsthand about these students’ inspiration and planning for their NAHS induction and Advanced Art class projects, as well as the history of public art pieces at Algonquin. We’re happy to share the tour with you in this interactive map. One fantastic suggestions tonight was to provide this to all Freshmen- we’re on it!

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