Celebrating Lower School Creative Talents for Arts Day
Lower School students' performances and artwork were on display during the Annual Arts Day event on the Historic Siesta Key Campus. Click for performance photos and artwork photos.
As soft morning light gently filtered through campus trees, the Dart Family Pavilion quickly filled with proud families eager to experience their children's performances. Mrs. Trainor's well-rehearsed pre-K, kindergarten, first and second grade students enthusiastically sang uplifting tunes about nature, family, love, and friendship, filling the smiling audience with joy. Mid-morning, the orchestra, band, and third through fifth grade chorus took the stage. Their inspirational musical and choral pieces, led by Dr. Vasilaki, Mr. Stiles, and Mrs. Gulácsy impressed the packed audience filled with family and friends.
Following the performances, students rotated through a variety of stations hosted by guest artists, parent volunteers, and educators. Our young artists learned to weave from professional fiber artist Laura Arena, created dragon eyes with Senora GM, made squeegee paintings with Ms. Gabrici, learned about wearable art with Ms. Nieves, built toys with Mrs. Pitts, drew book illustrations with Mrs. Miller, and enjoyed a concert performed by Upper School Chorus members in the Kozel Family Amphitheater.
Throughout the day, students and families were encouraged to visit the art gallery in the Dining Hall to view the beautiful student artwork. Guests were inspired by the creativity of the ceramics, drawings, paintings, paper masks, tin etchings, and more on display. As they walked through the rows of pinch pots, 3-D optical illusions, jungle masks, and Japanese-style paintings, students and adults alike shared in the wonder and admiration of our talented artists.