THE ARTS FESTIVAL
The Eastchester Arts Festival is an annual district-wide event that showcases the Arts programs of the scholastic year. Work created by students in grades K-12 in Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Film are on view for the school community and the general public. The festival for the 2008-2009 school year will take place between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM each weekday, Thursday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 19, and between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 16.
Viewing the exhibition is also available before the spring concerts are underway.
After school/evening viewing times are:
Wednesday, May 13 4:30 PM-6:30 PM before the Anne Hutchinson Concert
Thursday, May 14 3:30 PM-6:45 PM before the Greenvale Concert
Monday, May 18 5:00 PM-7:30 PM before the EMS Jazz Co. Performance
Tuesday, May 19 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
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Saturday, May 14.
The annual Festival, now in its 25th year , will be held in the New Gym. Displays include student artwork led by their Art teachers, Art Club advisors, and visiting artists brought into the classroom. A vast array of work that fills an entire gym space is set up each year ranging from paintings, drawings, prints, book arts, jewelry, sculpture and photography. Our Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, May 14th from 3:30 PM-5:30 PM. The Art instructors and many of our artists will be available to meet the public.
During the weekday evenings the Elementary and Middle Schools concurrently run their spring concerts in the High School Auditorium. On Wednesday, May 13th, students of Anne Hutchinson School will perform, and on Thursday, May 14th, students of the Greenvale School will perform. In addition, on Friday, May 15 High School Players Club will host their Cabaret Night, on Monday, May 18th, the Middle School JazzCo will perform, and on Tuesday, May 19th, The MS-HS Jazz Band will perform.
On Saturday, May 16, Jazz Co., Eastchester 's High School Dance Company, will feature selected works from their annual performance between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Now in its twenty-fifth season, Jazz Co. has been a strong member of the performing arts in the community, and has maintained professional, high-quality performances each year. The company consists of about 100 students in grades 9-12. In addition to the high school troupe, dance groups also work in the spring in the Middle School and in the district's fourth and fifth grades.
Also on Saturday, May 16, the HS Art Club will be hosting Children's workshops. During the workshops, the HS students in the club will lead guided art activities for our younger artists. The children will be able to make a variety of art projects, and will be able to take them home that day. Exposure to a multitude of techniques such as beading, mask making, sand painting, puzzle design, etc. are just a few of the activities they may work with that afternoon. Additionally, the EHS PTA will b sponsoring a Cyanotype Workshop with internationally acclaimed artist, Yardena Youner. The workship is open to Middle and high School students wishing to experiment with this 19th Century photographic process, using family photos. Registrations will be forthcoming through the PTA newsletters and the Art teachers.
The National Art Honor Society will host its annual induction on Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 PM. We will have a Community Night that evening with a Closing Reception at 7:45 PM.
In order to highlight our Seniors and past Alumni this year, we will be hosting a special Senior/Alumni show at the Eastchester Public Library. This show will provide a special opportunity to highlight our most advanced students, and also recognize those past members of our community who pursued Art beyond graduation. Alumni will represent colleges in nearby New York City as well as out-of-state, and also those working in the design and arts-related fields. The Senior/Alumni show will run during the beginning of June.. We will have a reception for participants, friends, and families on a date to be determined.