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Arts Council: Big, Bright, and New

Through the heavy textbooks, papers upon papers of worksheets, and study notes for upcoming tests, Arts Council provides us a sort of break from the burden of school assignments and responsibilities, by introducing events such as Arts Night and Art Attack. They help us get excited for upcoming celebrations and the holidays, such as Christmas, Valentines and who could forget this year’s Halloween bash?

In order to plan our schedules, and mark our calendars for future Arts Council events, I interviewed Julia Pazzano, head of Arts Council, to see what they have in store for us this upcoming year.

What can we look forward to this year from Arts Council?

We have a lot of really great events this year, some of them you might recognize from previous years and some will be brand new. SBA Christmas is right around the corner and we are looking forward to helping POWERSOURCE with their decor. There has been a lot of planning going on in Arts Council and, even though it’s still months away, we are already discussing themes and decorations for Arts Night. We are also bringing back Art Attack, so watch out for a full week of art activities during second semester.

How Is this year going to be different from last year?

It’s going to be difficult to compete with the incredible year that we had last year, but there are definitely some new things on the way. Arts Council is really trying to incorporate all of the different types of art, including photography, music, drama, and videography. It’s our job as a council to promote the arts at SBA and we want people to realize that art can be seen in many different things, not just drawing or painting. More specifically we want to cooperate with the communications technology classes and any students who are interested in film, directing, editing, or acting. We are bringing back the SBA Film Festival in a new and different way and hopefully it will help students to realize that there are other art mediums besides visual arts.

What a year to look forward to!

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Behind the Scenes with the Arts Council

This past week, the Arts Council put on a successful haunted house filled with scary decor and creepy monsters. This year’s psycho circus was a success! The school was decked out with full on decorations to maximize the student body’s halloween experience.

What the student body may not know is how much hard work and time is put into creating all of these decorations. Halloween isn’t the only holiday the Arts Council decorates for. They do Christmas and Valentines as well as decorating for their annual event, Arts Night. So how much time does it take to get all this done? For Halloween, the council started right away. Executive members met once a week to discuss ideas before presenting them to the council which met three times a week after school. Talk about dedication! When asked what the biggest obstacle the council faced, president, Nick Duarte stated, “finding the line between practical and creative sometimes. Our ideas were great, but we were blinded by ambition, this resulted in some unfinished products. It was also a long journey from when we started and it was all about keeping up the energy and excitement.”

This council works so hard to ensure full holiday spirit throughout the school and they have definite skills in the paper mâché department. They made an acrobat hanging from the balcony, two giant skulls, and a scary gargoyle. They made it evident that our school is haunted with signs that said “turn back now” and “keep out”. The art hall was turned into Wednesday Addams’ room with beheaded dolls and the back of the school transformed into a garden featuring a very life-like Venus fly trap. This year’s halloween festivities turned out amazing and a big thanks goes out to all Arts Council members for making this year a success once again!

Welcome to Wonderland

MELISSA BENNARDO

Staff Writer

May: a month when students are filled with excitement, knowing that summer is on its way. It is also a month that marks the coming of the annual Arts Night, presented by our very own SBA Arts Council.  Read the rest of this entry

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