ALL SCHOOL ART SHOW:
CREATIVITY IS ESSENTIAL
FEB 11-MARCH 6, 2021
Every year the Northfield art teachers curate the All School Art Show to celebrate the incredible artistic talent that is bubbling up in the young people of our community. This show has been an annual celebration at the Northfield Arts Guild for the past three decades. The 2020-21 school year has been anything but typical. But even in the midst of uncertainty and less-than-ideal learning environments, the students have continued to experiment, grow, and achieve as artists.
Much of the artwork that has been created this year is not in teachers’ actual hands. Rather, it exists in digital files submitted by students working remotely. From the student digital collection and from the teacher’s own digital archives, each art teacher has selected four images that best summarized their collective experience during this unprecedented year. These images form a quilt of ideas that represent the struggles and successes of teaching art remotely. These images will also, one day, allow future educators to understand some of what it was like to teach and learn through a global pandemic.
In a typical year nearly 1000 pieces of student art would fill the Guild’s gallery space, and our community would gather in person to celebrate and share the students’ accomplishments. Although this years’ show is different, the hope is that it will nevertheless create the same sense of pride in our community of art educators and the art students who continued to create even in the midst of vast turmoil and separation. This show will demonstrate that even in the middle of a pandemic our community’s creative spirit was able to create something beautiful together.
E-magination Celebration (Feb 27, 11 am-1 pm)
on the Guild’s Facebook and YouTube pages
The Guild invites our community to E-magination Celebration, a free day of online programming including Gallery Tours, Arts Making and performances from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021. This family-friendly online event is a virtual re-imagining of the Guild’s annual Imagination Celebration that can be enjoyed from home. The Guild is thrilled to continue this annual tradition in a new, virtual setting. Follow along on the Guild’s Facebook and YouTube pages with new content added regularly throughout the celebration, or watch later as all of the videos will remain online.
PERFORMANCES Watch Dancing Through the Storm 2020 and highlights from the Project Purple Door Youth Theater production of The Importance of Being Earnest in a Pandemic .
GALLERY TOURS A highlight of E-magination Celebration will be a series of videos of teacher reflections, digital student artwork, and a tour of Creativity is Essential, this year’s All School Art Show installed in our Main Gallery.
ART MAKING Make your own art at home throughout the day! Guided arts activities will be released throughout the day to paint, draw and create your own art using everyday household items.
Even in this time of social distancing, the Guild embraces our mission to serve our community with a rich array of inclusive arts opportunities and experiences. We hope you will join us for E-magination Celebration, and also follow us on social media to enjoy arts learning and arts engagement activities.
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