Arts in the Attic: Uni's first celebration of the arts
Published: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 9:15am
When: 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11
Where: North and South Attics
What: Students and faculty will display their artistic talents and teach the Uni community about art.
In order to shine the spotlight on Uni's artistically talented community, theater director Chris Guyotte, music teacher Rick Murphy, and art teacher Lisa Evans will hold "Arts in the Attic," a celebration of the arts. It will take place in the North and South Attics April 11 from 7-9 p.m.
According to Murphy, the goal of the event is to bring all of the different forms of art together in a way that will be both educational and amusing. The event is open to Uni students, faculty, parents, family members, and anyone else who would like to learn about the arts at Uni.
Several students and groups of students will perform at the event. Uni's Glee club is expected to make its performance debut, followed by the Madrigals, who will sing in the south stairwell. Two senior Madrigals will also perform independently; Sarah Sutter will sing a solo piece, and then Maia Gersten will perform a monologue.
Along with student performances, there will be some informal art classes that each last 20-25 minutes. Murphy and the music student teacher will work with people on singing, while Mr. Guyotte holds an improvisation class. Ms. Evans will also hold a Japanese printmaking class in the art room.
"We will ask people to all participate," Murphy said, "and leave their nervousness and inhibitions at the door."
In addition to the classes and performances, there will be a visual arts display in the third floor and South Attic. The artwork was created by various students in the Interrelated Arts, Art I, and Art II classes throughout the year.
The PFO will generously provide refreshments to those who perform and participate in the event.