Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Scholar Awards!

Three of our wonderful senior scholars, Camille Labarre, Sasha Smith and Katie (Kumlyun) Son have been honored this week with some great awards!

Camille had her portfolio featured as Shown'd Artist of the Week!
Congrats, Camille!
Check out her work here.

Sasha is the recipient of a regional Gold Key Scholastic Art and Writing Award! Her photography was chosen by a panel of professional artists as some of the best in the city!

Katie also received a regional Scholastic Gold Key in the category of painting!

Wow! Congratulations, guys!

Be sure to congratulate them, and all scholars, don't forget to let us know when you do something cool!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Super Sabado!

On Saturday February 19th, the senior Scholars braved the cold to join in the festivities uptown at El Museo del Barrio.
Dedicated to Latino art, El Museo hosts a monthly event, Super Sabado, which celebrated the upcoming carnaval with concerts and workshops, free to the public.
After contemplating the meaning behind the artwork of conceptual Uruguayan artist Luis Camnitzer, our scholars enjoyed musical performances that celebrated the African roots of Puerto Rican, Dominican and Haitian culture through dance and percussion. What a great day of group bonding and unwinding from senior stress!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

First Day Back

We kicked off the new semester of the Academy with so many exciting things! New sophomore Scholars, the last semester for senior Scholars, a new senior project, and the winners of the big trip to Paris! Looks like its going to be a great spring!

Above, Associate Dean Anne Gaines (left) announces the recipients of the scholarship to attend a month-long intensive program in Paris this summer: junior Elizabeth Peralta (not shown) and seniors Sasha Smith (middle) and Nelson DeJesus (middle right).

Welcome to our new sophomore scholars and new coordinators Yashua Klos and Shola (Olubusola) Ajayi! We're happy to have a full house!