Artists Inspire Students

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“The Art Festival allowed us to experience so many different types of arts” – Sixth grader Brianna Aitken

For the first time in school history, CH&BS held a week long art festival to inspire and create awareness of many forms of art.

Students watched potter Juliette Davis, who was set up outside across from the media center, as she transformed her clay into bowls and other pieces.

HECC, elementary, and middle school students were enthralled with storytellers Jennifer Moerschel and Louise O’Leary.  Painters Richard Colvin and Kathryn Bowden demonstrated their talent as students watched. Ballerina Elizabeth Powers performed beautifully and the HECC students enjoyed getting to visit with her. Pianist Terri Sullivan, violinist Konstantin Dimitrov, and flutist Myron Leggett mesmerized their audience with flawless performances.

Dimitrov, who performs with the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, has appeared with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Andrea Boscelli, Ricky Scaggs, and many others.

The art appreciation event concluded on Friday with a school-wide talent show, a few songs by the CH&BS Glee Club, and a surprise performance by faculty singers.

Sixth grader Brianna Aitken was grateful for the week’s events. “The Art Festival allowed us to experience so many different types of arts,” she said, “and the artists inspired the students by sparking interest in and appreciation for the arts.”

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