ARTS JAM 2012 CALENDAR
April brings a wide variety of Visual Arts shows, great performances, impromptu events, and inspiring guest artists on both campuses.
Great Visual Arts Shows!
LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ART SHOW
Monday, April 9–Monday April 30, East Campus
All Art students on the East Campus will be displaying their work throughout the Academic Building and the Activity Center. Highlights of the display include iPad animations by First Graders, paper mâché figures by Third Graders, and artist statements by the Middle School students.
UPPER SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL ART SHOW
Opening Reception: Monday April 9, 6:00 p.m., US Library
Show runs through Friday, April 20
The third annual Photography and Digital Art Show will feature work from students in all Upper School photography and digital arts classes. The opening reception—on Monday, April 9—is sure to be a great way to start off your week.
UPPER SCHOOL PORTFOLIO ART SHOW
Opening Reception: Monday, April 23, 5:00 p.m., West Campus
Show runs through Friday, May 4
Come celebrate the culmination of the Portfolio class! This year’s show, titled Wonder Women, features the work of six Seniors, each of whom has her own unique style and preferred medium. If you miss the opening reception, make time to stop by to see the show.
UPPER SCHOOL CERAMIC ART SHOW
Opening Reception: Monday, April 30, 6:00 p.m., US Library
Show runs through Friday, May 11
This inaugural show features the work of different levels of ceramics students, and you are sure to walk away thinking, “I didn’t know you could DO that with clay!” Please join the artists at the opening reception—on April 30—for conversation and light refreshments.
GRADES 5–6 PLAY: DREAMCATCHERS
Dreamcatchers is a collection of scenes, songs, dances, and poetry all based on the theme of dreams. We will bring to life the daydreams, night dreams and nightmares, and the dreams for the future that fill our imaginations. What makes this year’s play especially exciting is that our own Fifth and Sixth Graders have done much of the writing! The work of 22 student writers has been incorporated into the script. A cast of 42 performers and a crew of 20 will be on the stage and working behind the scenes. It’s sure to be a memorable production!
ARTS JAM SPRING MUSIC AND DANCE CONCERT
Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., George Mason University Concert Hall
Our second annual trip to the GMU Concert Hall features students from the Jazz and Symphonic Bands; Concert Choir; Guitar Ensemble; Orchestra; Percussion Ensemble; and Modern and Jazz Dancers—over 125 performers! Highlights include: a Broadway show stopper from the Will Rogers Follies; The Rite of Spring performed by Orchestra and Dancers; Faculty Singers; Poetry Out Loud with the Jazz Band; The Pink Panther: a Grand Finale; and more! Tickets are free. GMU requests advance registration.
US DESSERT THEATER:
TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON
Friday–Saturday, April 27–28, 7:30 p.m., Olson Theater
REGISTER HERESuitable for Age 13 and above.Flint Hill School’s Dessert Theater presents the play, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, adapted by D.D. Brooke and based on the novel by Marjorie Kellogg. In a story about friendship, bravery, and acceptance, our three main characters must overcome physical and emotional handicaps to face the challenges of life. Junie, Arthur, and Warren, who are recovering in a hospital, decide to get a house together when they are released from the hospital. The three misfits learn to live together, laugh together, and cry together as they struggle to transition back into society. On their journey, they meet some interesting characters like the wealthy Gregory; the crazy, spying neighbor, Sydney; and the local butcher, Mario. In the end, it is all about the journey of trying to gain the most precious gift of all—love.