Arts News

List of 6 news stories.

  • 17th Annual NA Community Art Exhibit

    The 17th Annual NA Community Art Exhibit at the David Teiger '47 Gallery for Studio Arts entitled Figuratively Speaking is taking submissions until January 8. The Teiger Gallery features the artwork of professionals and students in exhibits that change each month, but it is in the month of January that we all come together, as a community, and create works of art based on a common theme. We welcome submissions from students, teachers, staff, alum and parents.

    This theme can be approached in a number of ways. Figurative art is the common term that refers to any work that represents an animal or human figure, and we expect to receive many pieces that will reflect this definition. However, one might choose to focus on actual numeric figures or letters. Jasper John’s 0 Through 9 is a great example of such an approach. It also seems fitting to consider figures of speech, visually.  This would align beautifully with our theme. Metaphor, personification, and idiom, to name just a few, are all possible avenues into works of art that would be most welcome submissions to this community exhibit. You may work in any medium, and there are no limitations in regard to size. All we ask is that you deliver your piece “exhibit ready”. I hope you will consider submitting a work of art to Figuratively Speaking. We will be accepting works the week of December 16 - 20, and again January 6 - 8. If you have any questions, contact Gallery Director, Elaine Brodie, in the art department at extension 222.
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  • Award-winning Installation Artist Alexa Meade to visit NA studios

    Alexa Meade, an award-winning California-based artist, will present her innovative painting process to Newark Academy visual arts students on October 15.
     
    Alexa applies paint to the human body and three-dimensional spaces to create the illusion that our reality is a two-dimensional painted dreamscape. Her unique approach has gained worldwide acclaim and her ability to move between dimensions has fascinating people across disciplines. She has collaborated with space-time researchers at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, created illusions with the world-renowned magician David Blaine, and painted on the body of pop star Ariana Grande for her iconic “God is Woman” music video. Alexa’s inspiring TEDGlobal talk entitled, Your Body is my Canvas, has been viewed millions of times.
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  • Three NA Students Accepted into ACDA All-Eastern High School Honor Choir

    Newark Academy’s Ellie Thomas '20, Jessica Zheng '20, and Nikhil Kumra '22 were all accepted into the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) All-Eastern High School Honor Choir.

    Students grades 10-12 auditioned from eastern states from Maine to Maryland. The ACDA Eastern Convention will be held in Rochester, NY from March 4-7, 2020, where students will be treated to spectacular music, sessions, and workshops.
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  • Newark Academy Welcomes Artists Paul and Irene Aspell

    Artists Paul and Irene Aspell will be showing a body of work at the David Teiger ’47 Gallery at Newark Academy from Oct. 11 - Nov. 25, 2019. The exhibit entitled, Plates and Prints, reflects the artistic collaboration between Paul’s ceramic work and Irene’s love of printmaking.
     
    A potter for more than 30 years, Paul finds the process of working in clay to be evolutionary. “The inspiration that I receive from creating one piece is infused into the next,” he said. “I enjoy the process of making, as much as the finished product.” Using the natural world as his inspiration, Paul captures the essence of the earth in his plates and vessels. An oxide wash under a single, satin, white glaze creates surfaces that are simple and elegant, yet are wonderfully complex, upon closer inspection.
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  • Newark Academy Fall Drama, The Radium Girls, Auditions and Performances

    Newark Academy Arts Department will stage The Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory as its Fall Drama. Auditions take place September 4, 5 and 6. Performances are October 31, November 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. in The Lautenberg Black Box Theater.
     
    Premiering at the State Theatre of New Jersey and based on events that took place in Orange, NJ, this play is not only timely but relevant. 
     
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  • Cat Delett Exhibit at David Teiger ’47 Gallery for Studio Arts, September 3 – October 7

    Cat Delett, a resident of Maplewood, New Jersey, is showing a body of work at David Teiger ’47 Gallery for Studio Arts at Newark Academy from September 3 – October 7, 2019. The exhibit entitled Two-Way Looking Glass, is a collection of paintings and illustrations that pull the viewer in, using humor, melancholy and wit, as well as personal symbolism.
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2019-20 Arts Events

 
Paul and Irene Aspell Exhibit
October 11 - November 25
David Teiger '47 Galler for Studio Arts

Fall Dance Concert
Saturday, November 23, 7:30 p.m.
Bickford Theater in the Morris Museum

7th and 8th Grade Winter Instrumental Concert
Friday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.

Winter Wind Ensemble & Jazz Concert
Sunday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.

IB/Advanced Student Art Reception
Monday, December 9, 2:30 p.m.

8th - 12th Grade Winter Choral Concert
Thursday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.

6th Grade Works-In-Progress Instrumental & Choral Concert
Thursday, December 19, 4:30 p.m.