Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lower School Student Shows off Sketchbook Skills

I was treated this fall to an amazing book,...Dylan, a 3rd grader shared his sketchbook first with his art teacher, Ms. Garcia then with me.  I personally love sketchbooks.  The passion, work, joy are all brilliantly revealed within the pages of this artist/ designer's tool for creative exploration.  At Dwight-Englewood we all keep sketchbooks for practice of skills and recording inspirations. 

I love this composition and linework...

Great Parrot Dylan!  You really captured a sense of motion.

What brilliant use of patterns and color!

Hope you enjoyed seeing Dylan's beautiful works as much as I did.  Check back in at the end of the month to see D-E students, alumni and faculty as they participate in an international sketchbook show.

Monday, December 5, 2011

SCULPTURES MAKE GRAND ENTRANCE, Yearlong on-campus exhibit begins...

The community is abuzz about the new sculptures on campus...
'In my 15 years at Dwight-Englewood, I have never heard so many discussions about art & sculpture.'
-longtime D-E faculty member
'WOW! I love that one!'
-D-E student
'...but what is it?'
-D-E student & faculty member simultaneously
'What a glorious collaboration, an eye opening moment in Dwight history...'
-D-E alumn

For this inagural sculpture exhibition the Dwight-Englewood School, along with parent and curator Kathy Leventhal, collaborated with the New York Sculptor’s Guild to bring 4 more sculptures to campus for the 2011-2012 academic year.  This loan is in addition to the 3 outdoor sculptures already adding to the beauty of the idyllic campus setting.
Head of School, Dr. Rodney DeJarnett with NY Sculptor,Richard Heinrich.

As the sun sets, 'Big Zoot Suit' looks over Swartley and the Lower School.

A little help to put 'Knot,' by Howard Kalish into place by Graham House.  Special thanks our 'art movers & shakers' led by Harry Gordon, all of our campus 'crew' from Cindy, Bruce, Charlie, Kevin and Perry and everyone else I didn't remember... and of course our principals Peter, Kathy and Joe for all of their help and encouragement, from paperwork, to pouring cement, to the managing of the crane. Our head of school, Rodney and curator/ patron of the arts, Kathy for their vision and work ethic...thank-you!

'Bent Woman' by Sarah Haviland
'Tete a Tete' by Elaine Lorenz

Sculptures already permanently on our campus....

'Quarter Bent Over' by Paul Sisko
Jesse Greenberg 84’, Lovers Embrace, Epoxy resin on a steel and styrafoam armature , library

Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh, Vertical Edge Form, Bronze, located between Pope and Klein

A reception will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 22nd, 2012 from 2-4 pm.  The reception will include a sculpture walk, live music and a lecture.