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STAPLES VISUAL ARTS

Staples High School, Westport CT
Kate Davitt
Kate Davitt

AP Art & Design

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Saylor Frankel, Tags
Saylor Frankel, Tags

Go to HS Dept Art meeting

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Sean Clarke, "Pulled"
Sean Clarke, "Pulled"

Ceramics

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Kate Davitt
Kate Davitt

AP Art & Design

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The Westport Public Schools Visual Arts program is excited to share a new art exhibition, SPARK, showing June 12-19 at MoCA, Westport. Inspired by the imagination and self expression of Westport students, SPARK is a K-12 showcase representing the creative spirit at work in our schools each day. 

In partnership with MoCA, their Teen Council and WPS Visual Arts students, this exhibition serves as an expressive platform for students in visual arts to demonstrate multiple ways of knowing and learning that are inherent in the unique nature of each child. 

Join WPS for an opening reception at MoCA June 12, 12:00-2:00pm. SHS students will be hosting a pottery fundraiser at the event, selling small bowls created by SHS potters. All funds raised are to benefit The Open Door Shelter in Norwalk. For information about MoCA gallery hours go to mocawestport.org.

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Staples High School students Sophie Alcyone and Sasha Maskoff, two of approximately 300 top Connecticut seniors who excel in the arts, were honored at the 27th 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 5 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. Selected by Staples staff to receive this honor, Alcyone was recognized for visual art and Maskoff for music.

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.

Alcyone and Maskoff Named CAS Recipients for 2022

First Semester Digital Foundation and Animation Students Show Their Skills

Staples Students Receive Scholastic Arts Recognitions for 2022

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Congratulations to seven Staples students who received Connecticut Regional Scholastic Arts Awards this January. Students acknowledged were: Gold Key winner Sophie Alcyone for her drawing, "Night"; Silver Key winner Emerson Dodge for ceramics & glass, "Je Wordt Gemist (You are Missed); Honorable Mentions for Mia Vindiola for her digital piece "Assemblage", Tessa Moore for her drawing "Self-Perception" and her painting "Looking Forward", Max Scafaro for his photograph  "Fading Away", and Ava Poretta for her painting "Still Life."

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Student artwork pictured above, clockwise top left to right: Mia Vindiola "Assemblage," Max Scafaro "Fading Away," Tessa Moore "Looking Forward," Ava Poretta "Still Life," Tessa Moore "Self-Perception," Sophie Alcyone "Night." Center: Emerson Dodge "Je Wordt Gemist"

And...Voila!

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

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Announcing SPARK! The new WPS K-12 Art Exhibition at MoCA Westport June 12-19