Fine Arts Festivities Celebrate Creativity

Students and staff took part in activities throughout the week to explore the art programs at school.

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Fine Arts Festivities Celebrate Creativity

In the talent showcase during Fine Arts Week, senior Sarah White and junior Ceresa Munjak-Khoury play “Under the Sea” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” April 25.

In the talent showcase during Fine Arts Week, senior Sarah White and junior Ceresa Munjak-Khoury play “Under the Sea” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” April 25.

Cecilia Mohacsi

In the talent showcase during Fine Arts Week, senior Sarah White and junior Ceresa Munjak-Khoury play “Under the Sea” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” April 25.

Cecilia Mohacsi

Cecilia Mohacsi

In the talent showcase during Fine Arts Week, senior Sarah White and junior Ceresa Munjak-Khoury play “Under the Sea” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” April 25.

Emma Hutchin, Reporter

Fine Arts Week was held April 23-26 and was packed full of exploring the arts and showcasing students’ talents.

“Fine Arts Week is simply a celebration of the arts,” music director Elizabeth Mulkey said. “You can be involved without even making the art. You can support it and enjoy it, which is truly life fulfilling.”

On Tuesday, Tri-M hosted karaoke during all lunch periods. Students could choose from a pre-selected list of songs and sing with their friends. Tri-M is the National Music Honors Society and is a purple week club led by senior Sarah White. They hosted a benefit recital in November and raised a total of $1,048 to give to Safehome, a domestic abuse shelter they volunteered at this year.

“If you’re interested in getting involved with the fine arts, do it,” White said. “You have the freedom to express how you feel, whether it’s through music or art.”

Wednesday during all lunch periods the music room was open for students to walk around and view AP and National Art Honor Society artwork. After school, music students rehearsed for the spring concert which was held at 7:00 that night in the gym. The theme for the night was community and featured performances from Grand Choeur, Symphonie, and Drumline.

“It’s important to emphasize our involvement in the arts because it supplements our academics as well,” White said. “We are able to create in a way that academics doesn’t always allow for.”

On Thursday, students and staff packed into the gym to watch the talent showcase arranged by students, which was hosted by senior Kendall Rogers and junior Munachi Okuagu. Acts ranged from vocal performances to poetry readings.

“My favorite part from being MC was probably getting ready to put on my fur coat and dance to ‘Old Town Road’,” Okuagu said. “I think it’s important to celebrate fine arts to show how talented we are and show what we take part in during our free time.”

At the showcase, Tri-M showed a video made for Music in Our Schools Month, which occurs during the month of March and is meant to celebrate the arts and the people behind it all. The video introduced the members of Tri-M and each girl answered a few questions about when they started performing and general questions about the music program.

“Sometimes we get caught as a society trying to be as academically rigorous as we can,”  Mulkey said. “We forget that a big part of what makes us human is the arts. We can’t be just facts and numbers, for the arts make us better thinkers, better doers, better creators.”

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