The art galleries at George School have come alive with outstanding student artwork this spring season. The All School Art Show is on display from Saturday, April 30, 2022, until Monday, May 23, 2022, and includes work from all visual arts classes.
Fifteen George School students were selected to participate in the 27th Annual High School Art Exhibition & Congressional Art Competition. The exhibition took place from Saturday, April 2 through Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Hicks Art Center Gallery at Bucks County Community College. Yuxi (Cecilia) Wang took home the second place prize and Maia Hannah-Drullard received an honorable mention.
George School is hosting a full-time studio artist, Heidi Kreitchet, for a six-week residency in the Hallowell Ceramics Studio. Heidi’s visit is part of a planned program to connect students with working artists and their varied artistic perspectives.
George School students received fourteen awards in the 2022 Philadelphia Region Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards. Four were Gold Key Awards, three Silver Key Awards, and seven Honorable Mentions.
George School students introduced their International Baccalaureate (IB) Arts Exhibit on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The art show is a student-curated exhibit of each student’s work over their two-year IB Visual arts program during which students study multiple media while choosing one as their primary focus. Each exhibit was accompanied by an artist statement and a talk given by the student.
Artisan Woodworking Teacher, Carter Sio ’76, fell in love with woodworking when he was a student at George School. His own woodworking students have now created an estimated 1,000 purposeful keepsake boxes.
The musical comedy Something Rotten! is heading to Walton Auditorium and Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is open to the public with masks required and is free of charge.
The 2022 Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition is now online, showcasing the works of students from twenty-three area high schools. Annika Crawford ’22 won Best in Show for her painting Alton. Juror Bill Jersey remarked, “Exceptional… Extraordinary… hard to believe a student has done this piece.”
Of the many George School alums who found careers in music and theater, Stephen Sondheim ’46 is the most prolific. He is a legend in the musical theater industry producing music and lyrics to nearly twenty of Broadway’s biggest hits.