Calling all Art students… are you bored with summer yet? Looking for something artistic to do?
Wakefield High School Art Department was the first group to display art at the Albion Cultural Exchange “First Thursday Downtown” on June 2, 2016 from 6-8pm. The Cultural Exchange has plans to host an event on the first Thursday of every month for people to come downtown and enjoy local Art, Culture & Commerce in Downtown Wakefield.
Here are some photos from last night’s event.
The Albion Cultural Exchange has an open main floor gallery with natural light pouring in from palladium windows and is in the heart of Downtown Wakefield at 9 Albion Street.
April 7 & 8, 2016
*Trick or Treat Pick up your Trick or Treat bag and a map at the Albion Cultural Exchange, 9 Albion Street starting at 4:00.
*Art Exhibit The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield will host an Art Exhibit at the Albion Cultural Exchange on 9 Albion Street. The exhibit will be open from 4:00-9:00 and feature a wide variety of art on display from local artists who are members of the ACW as well as selected art from WHSVisual Art.
*Carved Pumpkin Display on the steps of the Lucius Beebe Library from 5:00-9:00, featuring the artwork of the WHSVisual Arts Department and GMS Art Club. Pumpkins are lit at 5:00. Want to be a part of this event? Bring your carved pumpkin down to the library to add to the display or just come down to help set up.
*WHSTV Film Festival Galvin Middle School, Veteran’s Auditorium, 525 Main Street, at 4:30 and 7:00. WHSTV presents their annual student horror film festival, featuring films created by students in the WHS Television program and the third installment of the Thrillogy!!! written, produced and acted by WHS staff members. Catch up with part 1 and Part 2 on Youtube and get ready for the conclusion on Fright Night.
“When you stare into the ABerecz” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPeTKjXvMnk and
“The Sequel” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aTnGU0-bDg
On April 15, 2015 the WHS Visual and Performing Art students presented their talents to grades 1-8 during Visual and Performing Arts Day. VPAD is an annual event when students from middle and elementary school get to see the many courses and activities waiting for them in high school. WHS students were pleased to show off their hard work, display their talent and entertain everyone with their creativity and originality.
VPAD reinforces the positive impact art has on your life and the world you live in.
Visual Arts Night is quickly approaching! Once again, we will be partnering with the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield to host two shows at the Americal Civic Center on Tuesday April 14 from 6-8 pm.
The school portion is in the Drill Hall and the ACW portion is in the Heritage Room. This display will feature work from artists 5-65 years old! Come down to the Civic Center and meet the artists.
WPSVisual Arts is excited to display the awesome work our students have created this year and to have high school students demonstrating techniques in graphic design, illustration, television production, photography and ceramics. We hope to see you there!
Recently, ceramic artwork was installed in the Visual Arts Department hallway as part of an effort to promote the Arts and beautify WHS. A ceramic project, created by Erin Riley, Class of 2012, was installed yesterday in the Art Department area. Her ceramic work is now in good company along side a group mural project painted by an Art One Class in 2000, a fantastic underwater water fountain alcove painted by KT Dodge Class of 2006, a Visual Arts sign by Corey Jones Class of 2008, and the lastest Visual Arts sign created by Nick Murphy Class of 2015. With the overwhelming numbers of creative Art students at WHS, the Visual ARts department is clearly marked.
Last week, we brought a hundred art students to downtown Wakefield for our annual holiday window painting field trip. The students were great and the paintings came out awesome! Check them out!