Last year's Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly was especially powerful, as we were inspired by the voices of our students from all three divisions, and from guest speaker Joshua Bennett, a spoken-word poet.
As students progress in the visual arts program, they learn to engage in "creative discourse," with an active vocabulary and understanding of how to make art, critique it, and write about it.
Our young artists fill the halls with their work, and spread their talents into the world by way of competitions, productions, and exhibitions. Faculty, who are both educators and artists, open the doors for exploration, imagination, and skill-building.
Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins takes information from the unrest of the streets, transforms it in his studio, and puts it back out to the public to make a statement about the nature of protest. Unfortunately, last summer provided him rich material.