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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Winter Play: PROOF

Algonquin presents, Proof by David Auburn. Proof tells the story of a young woman dealing with the loss of her father, a brilliant mathematician, who suffered from schizophrenia and her experiences dealing with her own brilliant mind and the frightening possibility of following too closely in her father’s footsteps. The story is a great combination of humor and sincerity that highlights real life issues including relationships and coping with loss and uncertainty. The cast has been working very hard to meet the challenge. There are some mature moments including language use and drinking, which may not be suitable for younger audiences.
Additionally, we will be having talk-backs with the cast after each school performance so that audience members can hear about the cast’s experience working on the show. This has been a very entertaining and educational experience for all involved and we hope to see you there!
Additionally, Algonquin is hosting two other schools for the Drama Festival on Friday afternoon and evening. During the afternoon, our students will have the chance to meet other students from Dennis-Yarmouth and Ayer-Shirley High Schools and showcase their work for each other!


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Algonquin Musicians Selected for All-State

Five Algonquin musicians were selected, after an extensive audition process, to perform as members of the Massachusetts All-State Music Festival. They will rehearse over two days with the top high school musicians from the state and perform at Symphony Hall in Boston.

Congratulations to Julia Kardos- voice, Harry Marble- voice, Maya Sagarin- trombone, Sravya Tanikella- voice, Justin Wang- violin, on this great accomplishment!


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Music Fundraiser

The Northborough-Southborough Music Association is hosting a fundraiser at Northborough’s Mooyah on Wednesday, January 30 from 4-9pm. This fundraiser will help the NSMA provide more financial support to the music programs and students of Northborough and Southborough in grades 4-12.

The only requirement is that the purchases are between 4-9pm and mention NSMA when paying for your purchase. The fundraiser applies to both take-out and dine-in options as long as you mention NSMA.