The creative energies of MS and HS students were evident in the first ACS Arts Week festival, held in the week of May 16.
Arts Week included 3-4 days of a visual arts exhibition, in addition to an evening of performing arts.
Paintings, mixed media collages, drawings, computer graphics, digital photography, sculptures, bookmaking, ceramics, 2-D and 3-D art and more were on display at the courtyard and BD building from May 16 to 19, 2016.
On the evening of May 19, all student music groups, drama and movement groups performed numbers.
At least 150 students contributed art pieces and performances to Arts Week, where more than 300 pieces were showcased.
The first-time performances included an act from a play called, “Employees must wash their hands before murder,” a musical number from “Annie,” and cabaret-style performances, as well as many musical performances by the 7th and 8th grade bands, the jazz band, and the school orchestra.
A collaborative work, organized by MS and HS arts teams, Arts Week was a big hit in its first edition.
“People enjoyed it; everyone likes the atmosphere. It’s fun,” said James McLean, visual and performing arts coordinator. “We hope to expand it and have all performances run throughout the week next year.”
McLean added, “This is a great forum through which the community gets to see what the kids have been doing all year.”
"There was great art to see, music to be heard, and drama to be seen, and a nice crowd to enjoy it all," said Head of School Hamilton Clark, following the event. "Thanks to our arts faculty for putting this together and helping us to celebrate the arts at ACS."