Celebrating the fine arts

On Saturday, Dec. 5, the fine arts department will host the Fine Arts Festival. This community event will consist of performances from each department as well as art displays.

On Saturday, Dec. 5, the fine arts department will host the Fine Arts Festival. This community event will consist of performances from each department as well as art displays.

The annual Fine Arts Festival will be  Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will include performances and exhibits from every Fine Arts class, as well as performances by the elementary school choirs, SCIS choir, and the WSMS choir and theatre department.

The festival incorporates all of the classes and offers an opportunity for all the fine arts classes to come together and showcase their work. The festival also brings in many members of the community, such as the mini Majestics, the Lovejoy Children’s Chorus, and tons of volunteers to help with crafts and the coffeehouse.

The festival allows for classes such as the high school’s advanced theatre class an extra opportunity to perform. The advanced theatre class will be performing Twas The Night Before Christmas; an adaptation from the classic children’s storybook, with added dialogue and humorous moments.

Many of the events are holiday themed, or have holiday music or decor incorporated. The festival is appropriate for all ages and is filled with hot cocoa, holiday music, and fun for all ages.

Events will take place all over campus in 6 locations with the location and time for each event listed below:

 

Auditorium Performances:

9:00 a.m. –  LHS Jazz Band and Percussion

10:00a.m.- LHS Studio Dance

11:00a.m.- SCIS, WSMS, and LHS Orchestra Concert

1:00p.m.-  SCIS 6th Grade Band Concert

2:00p.m.-  LHS Band Concert

4:00p.m.-  SCIS 6th Grade Choir Concert

5:00p.m.-  WSMS 7th and 8th Grade Choir Concert

7:00p.m.-  LHS Choir Concert

 

Auxiliary Gym:

1:00p.m.-  Majestics Dance Team

 

Art Studios and Galleries:

*All Galleries will be open to view from 9:00am to 5:00pm

10:30a.m.- LHS Art Gallery Walk

12:30p.m.- LHS Art Gallery Walk

2:30p.m.-   LHS Art Gallery Walk

4:30p.m.-   LHS Art Gallery Walk

 

Performance Gym:

10:00a.m.- Puster Elementary Choir

10:30a.m.- Hart Elementary Choir

11:00a.m.- Lovejoy Elementary Choir

11:30a.m.- SCIS 5th Grade Choir

12:00p.m.- Lovejoy Childrens Chorus

 

Lecture Hall:

12:30p.m.- LHS Theatre: Twas the Night Before Christmas

1:00p.m.-   LHS Theatre: Twas the Night Before Christmas

2:00p.m.-   WSMS Theatre: Peter and The Wolf Mimed Show

3:30p.m.-   WSMS Theatre: Peter and The Wolf Mimed Show

 

Coffeehouse Stage Performances:

*Coffee House and stage are located in the commons

3:00p.m.- Annie- LHS Musical Teaser

 

Baked goods and beverages will will be served all day at the coffee house.

Chili and Hot Dog Luncheon: 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Children’s Crafts: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The Red Ledger interviewed two art students about their participation in the Fine Arts Festival.

 

Abby Henning (10th grade)

The Red Ledger: How many years have you been in art?

Abby Henning: “I’ve been in art for nine years, since the third grade.”

Sophomore Abby Henning's  art will be on display at Saturday's Fine Arts Festival.
Sophomore Abby Henning’s art will be on display at Saturday’s Fine Arts Festival.

The Red Ledger: Why do you enjoy art?

Henning: “It’s kind of unexplainable. It’s just something you like or you don’t like, you know? Like reading. I just love it. It’s my favorite thing to do.”

The Red Ledger: Tell me about the piece you’re showcasing in the Fine Arts Festival.

Henning: ”It’s a bunch of made-up patterns, basically. I think it looks pretty cool.”

The Red Ledger: How are you inspired?

Henning: “For me, it depends on the color scheme. Like, if you have an illustration piece, you line up the colors, and they like, go together. That gives me my ideas; the colors.”

The Red Ledger: What is your favorite type of art to do?

 Henning: “I like to draw. In pen, which I guess is kinda weird because you can’t erase, but that’s my favorite thing to do.”

The Red Ledger: Favorite art equipment?

Henning: “My pens, I like using really cool pens though.”

Joshua Harrison (9th grade)

The Red Ledger : How many years have you been in art?

Joshua Harrison: “I’ve been in art for two years.”

Freshman Josh Harrison art will be on display at Saturday's Fine Arts Festival.
Freshman Josh Harrison art will be on display at Saturday’s Fine Arts Festival.

The Red Ledger: Why do you enjoy art?

Harrison: “I just always have. I’m good at drawing and stuff, and if you’re good at something you usually end up liking it, so I just really like art.”

The Red Ledger: Tell me about the piece you’re showcasing in the Fine Arts festival

Harrison: “It’s a blind contour portrait. You’re supposed to draw picture of your own face, only you don’t have a mirror to look at or anything. You just try and draw what you think your face looks like. Then you add designs, anything you want – I put a penguin on mine.”

The Red Ledger: How are you inspired?

Harrison: “I usually think for a long time, and then the first thing that comes to mind I draw. I feel like waiting for the perfect idea is stupid, so I just go with whatever I can come up with.”

The Red Ledger: What type of art do you enjoy doing?

Harrison: “I enjoy doing contours because I’m good at drawing, so they turn out pretty good.”

The Red Ledger: Favorite art equipment?

Harrison: “A pencil, so you can erase your mistakes.”

Click here to see a photo essay of 2012’s Fine Art’s Festival.