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Model High School’s First Annual Fine Arts Night was a Showstopper

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Photos by Liberty McCreary

It was a fine night for the fine arts program as Model High School students showcased their artistic talents for the first annual Fine Arts Night.


The evening began with an art exhibit that extended from the lobbies of the auditorium to the gymnasium. While nibbling on desserts prepared by Family and Consumer Science students, guests were entertained with live music performances by students from the music department, including a flute trio, guitar solo, marimba solo, and brass quintet. 


As guests wandered through the lobbies, they could view projects created by visual art students. AP Studio Art students showcased part of their AP portfolio, which they will submit in May. Advanced art students curated their individual exhibits to provide guests with more information about the body of work they created this semester. The art pieces on display ranged from drawings to papier-mâché, ceramics, paintings, and more.


The auditorium doors opened at 6 p.m. for a series of performances by students in dance, chorus, and drama classes. The performances included lyrical and hip hop dances, dramatic interpretations, vocal quartets and trios, a piano solo, a color guard solo, and a scene from the upcoming spring theatre production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.


The event was a collaborative effort of the Fine Arts department, which includes Jessica Kennedy, chorus, piano and musical theatre teacher, as well as the Literary Team coach and department head; Tim Burton, Director of Bands, guitar teacher and Winter Guard Coach; Jordan Keith, Visual Arts teacher; Dr. Rob Thompson, Drama teacher and One Act Play Coach; and Jessica Tucker, Dance teacher and Dance Team Coach.


Kennedy explained that Fine Arts Night celebrated students' accomplishments throughout the year and gave those who placed in the AA Literary Meet a chance to showcase their winning performances. She said, “Collaborating with my Fine Arts colleagues was a wonderful bonding experience that allowed us to showcase the talents of our students in both visual and performing arts for the Model community."


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