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Staples High School, Westport CT

SPARK Art Exhibition Packs MoCA June 11

The Westport Public Schools Visual Arts show, SPARK, brought out area art lovers June 11. The exhibit, which ran from June 8-11, featured work from PreK artists to seniors in high school. The walls were covered wth evidence that art is thriving in our schools. Also featured was a special exhibit by Westport Artist Mark Yurkiw. A 3-legged 50ft. Arch, “SisterCities Bridge for Lyman Ukraine,” supported art created by our Westport students to let the school children in Lyman Ukraine know they are not forgotten. 

In case you missed it, you can get a taste of what was on display in the Spark program below.

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Click the SPARK program above to see more.

Staples art teacher Carla Eichler with Zoe Finger at the 2023 CAS Awards.

Staples High School student Zoe Finger was selected among approximately 300 top Connecticut seniors who excel in the arts, and honored at the 28th Annual High School Arts Awards. The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) honored the top seniors with plaques for excellence and distinguished service at a banquet on April 4 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. The CAS annually recognizes two seniors in each member high school for their outstanding ability in the performing or visual arts. 

The Connecticut Association of Schools serves Connecticut's K-12 public and parochial schools in all areas of inter-school activity. The association represents over 1,100 schools in the state. The Connecticut Association of Schools is a non-profit organization located in Cheshire, Connecticut.

Zoe Finger Named CAS Recipient for Visual Arts for 2023

Staples Students Show at Teen Vision Exhibit at Sacred Heart

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Teen Vision, the Connecticut 2023 High School Art Exhibition sponsored by Jerry's Artarama, starts this weekend. Hosted by Sacred Heart University's Department of Art & Design, eight SHS students will be showcasing their work. All are invited to attend a reception Sunday May 21, 2-4pm at the Sacred Heart Art & Design Gallery.

Student artwork pictured above, clockwise top left to right: Alison Cancro; Shival Kanthan; "My Life is a Circus" by Shelby Weisman; Cyanotype by El Macaluso; "Take Me Back" by Dania Hemdan; "Snaked by Kate Banks; Alexa Lunney, photography; 07 Kuhner.



A timelapse of a student creating a piece during a pottery class

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