Arts News

List of 6 news stories.

  • Four Newark Academy Student Receive Scholastic Art Awards

    Several Newark Academy visual artists were recognized as Scholastic Art Awards winners. Some entered several pieces and received an array of awards. Silvy Zhou, a junior, and sophomores Stella Gilbert, Jessie Lou and Kaya Patel garnered accolades. NA had a trio of Honorable Mention and a pair were given Silver Key Awards and Gold Key Awards. Gold Key Award winners' work will be displayed at the Montclair Art Museum from February 15 to March 22, 2020.
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  • Newark Academy‚Äôs Chameleon to Perform as Finalist at Charles Mingus Festival

    Newark Academy’s nationally renowned jazz band, Chameleon, is among 12 finalist ensembles in the 12th Annual Charles Mingus Festival and High School Competition. The group entered an audio submission in December and will be performing with some of the nation’s top jazz programs on February 15 and 16 at The New School of Jazz and Jazz Standard in New York City. Newark Academy has been among the finalists several times in the past, achieving first place in 2014 and 2015.
    "This is quite an accomplishment and an honor for our program,” Band Director Julius Tolentino shared. “This festival consistently has the top jazz bands in the country, and I'm excited for our students to be recognized at a national level. It's never about the competition aspect for me, but always about the music and community. The Charles Mingus Festival is a great example of that by celebrating Mingus' music and bringing together students from different communities that share a love of jazz music."
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  • Pair of Newark Academy Musicians Make All-State Band and Orchestra

    Both Ruthie Gu ’21 and Leah Shiff ’20 auditioned for and were accepted to the New Jersey All-State Bands and Orchestra. Ruthie will play principal oboe in the Symphonic Band, performing at Atlantic City and NJPAC in February, and Leah will play French Horn in the All-State Orchestra in Atlantic City and at NJPAC in November.
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  • 11 NA Musicians Make North Jersey Region Band and Orchestra

    A record number of Newark Academy musicians auditioned for the North Jersey Region Band and Orchestra on January 4, with 11 making the groups. Student musicians prepare for months to audition for these elite ensembles. Acceptance into the Region groups qualify you to try out for All-State. The Region Wind Ensemble concert is Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3:00 p.m. at Parsippany Hills High School, while the Region Orchestra concerts is Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3:00 p.m.
    Here's the list of NA students that will be preforming:
    Intermediate Orchestra
    7th Grade Violist: Mina Ko
    High School Orchestra
    Freshman Cellists: Colin Tsay, and Ian Zhang
    Freshman Violinists: Pamela Davidson, Juliet Bu and Carmen Dai
    Freshman Bass Player: Julia Li
    Sophomore French Hornist: Leah Shiff
    Junior Violist: Monica Zhang
    Junior Violinist: Kristin Tsay
    Junior Oboist: Ruthie Gu (Wind Ensemble and Orchestra)
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  • 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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2019-20 Arts Events

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.