Arts

1/30/23

Spotlight on Theater Education at IC Imagine

Mr. Campbell announced the Spring Musical Production, “The Addams Family” right before break! Students in 8th-12th grades can audition on either January 30th or 31st, in the IPAC. Students should sign up on the form outside the theater or chorus rooms.

Spotlight on Music Education at IC Imagine

A big congratulations to Karsyn Adamson for being nominated and then auditioning for chorus at Governor’s School! Thank you for representing the IC Imagine Choral Arts!

On Saturday, 1/21, our Band Program had 38 students audition for All District Band. This is the highest number of students that have auditioned at one time! Thank you to Ms. Montgomery and Mr. Tippins for preparing our students for this unique experience! And a big thank you to our band students for representing the IC Imagine Instrumental Arts!

 

Spotlight on Visual Arts Education at IC Imagine:

Our US Visual Arts Students participated in the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards over the Winter Break. We had four Honorable Mentions and one Gold Key Award given. Only 15 Gold Key Awards were given out by the National Art Honor Society and our very own Grey Selby was one of those recipients. Grey’s piece, named “monster”, will be on display at the Asheville Art Museum and will go on to judging at the National Level! The Honorable Mentions will be displayed virtually at the museum. Congratulations to our Visual Arts department on continuing to produce high quality work! And thank you to our students for being such fantastic representatives of the Visual Arts at IC Imagine!

Fine Arts Advocacy Fun Fact:

“Employers (56 percent) and superintendents (79 percent) agree that a college degree in the arts is the most significant indicator of creativity in a prospective job candidate.”

-Americans for the Arts-

Read more here

Ways to Support the Fine Arts at IC Imagine

We are currently looking for sponsors for our spring musical production. If you would like to sponsor our production, please contact Ms. Melanye Crayton (melanyecrayton@icimagine.org) or Ms. Avery Jones (averyjones@icimagine.org)

 

The Middle and Upper School Bands and Choruses will be traveling to Dollywood in the Spring to participate in a music festival and are looking for a sponsor for their shirts and busing. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Ms. Melanye Crayton (melanyecrayton@icimagine.org)

 

 

An easy way to support our Fine Arts programs is through the “Fill the House” Campaign. By sponsoring a seat in the IPAC, you help support the Fine Arts at IC Imagine. These seats have been sponsored by families, grandparents and businesses.  If you would like to sponsor a seat for $350, please contact Ms. Melanye Crayton (melanyecrayton@icimagine.org) or Ms. Avery Jones (averyjones@icimagine.org). All proceeds will go directly to the Fine Arts Department. You can also click on the image above to be taken directly to the site.

 

Spring Fine Arts Calendar:

1/30-2/2-Spring Production Audition Week

2/10-2/11-All District Band Clinic

3/9-US Chorus Solo and Small Ensemble MPAs

3/14-US Chorus Large Ensemble MPAs

3/21-Spring Band Concert

3/22-3/23-US Band MPAs

3/23-Spring Chorus Concert

11/17/22

Spotlight on Music Education at IC Imagine

Our Wind Symphony had another great concert on November 1st and have spent the rest of November preparing for their trip to New Orleans. While there, the students will be able to attend a band clinic with the Doctors of Music at Loyola University as well as perform in an exchange concert with another local band program. Students additionally will be absorbing the culture of this great musical city with a Cajun Swamp Boat Tour, exploring the French Quarter as well as An historical Ghost Tour and a Mississippi River Boat Cruise!

 

The Middle and Upper School Chorus Department had their Winter Concert on the 17th, where they shared music inspired by the scenes and feelings of Winter. One of the highlights of the evening was seeing all of the chorus department students on stage, singing in three part harmony, a big step up from the Fall Concert.

 

Spotlight on Music and Theater Arts Education at IC Imagine:

Congratulations to Ms. Nilo and Ms. Cummings on a fantastic production of “Willie Wonka Kids”! Both nights were a complete success. This production included the participation of second through fifth grade students. They presented a preview of their show to the lower school on Monday, 11/7, and then presented the full production on Tuesday, 11/8, and Wednesday, 11/9, to a full house! A special thank you to our parent volunteers and to our production sponsors, Civil Design Concepts!

 

Spotlight on Visual Arts Education at IC Imagine:

In Fourth Grade Visual Arts, Mr. Jackson led his students in one of their most challenging art projects to date.  They used artist/architect Mary Iverson as inspiration for their 2pt perspective tree houses.  They practiced drawing forms using 2pt perspective from various viewpoints but settled on a worm’s eye view for the final product.  This project highlights their advanced ruler, scissor, and watercolor skills.

 In MS and US Visual Arts, Ms. Hussain’s Art I and Art II students have recently learned how to apply texture and contrast using oil pastel, and they are currently learning about the Surrealist art movement. For the Surrealism project, they are choosing to create an eye or a three-dimensional room, and they are designing it to be out of the ordinary.

7th and 8th grade students are currently learning all about line and pattern to create abstract or realistic works of art focusing on a shape and the work of artist Jen Stark.

 

Fine Arts Advocacy Fun Fact:

“Children who sing in choruses have academic success and valuable life skills. More than 10 million American now children sing in choruses and the majority of parents believe multiple skills increased after their child joined a chorus. Seventy-one percent said their child had become more self-confident, 70% that self-discipline had improved, and 69% that the child’s memory skills had improved.”

-An excerpt from US: Academic benefits of choral singing

 

Ways to Support the Fine Arts at IC Imagine

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An easy way to support our Fine Arts programs is through the “Fill the House” Campaign. By sponsoring a seat in the IPAC, you help support the Fine Arts at IC Imagine. These seats have been sponsored by families, grandparents and businesses.  If you would like to sponsor a seat for $350, please contact Ms. Melanye Crayton (melanyecrayton@icimagine.org) or Ms. Avery Jones (averyjones@icimagine.org). All proceeds will go directly to the Fine Arts Department. You can also click on the image above to be taken directly to the site.

 

 January’s Fine Arts Calendar:

1/24-Jazz Band Cafe

 

 

10.27.22

Spotlight on Theater Education at IC Imagine:

Make sure to come out and see our US Fall Play on Friday, 10/28, and Saturday, 10/29, at 7:00 pm. . The play, “She Kills Monsters”, is “a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. She Kills Monsters tells the story of High schooler Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly.  When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge.”

Please note that this production does use a fog machine and strobe lights.

It is intended for mature audiences only.

Tickets can be purchased on My School Bucks through this link

Poster Design by Rami Ahlers

Additionally, our Lower School students are preparing for their theater production of “Willie Wonka Kids” on Tuesday, 11/8, and Wednesday, 11/9, at 6:00 pm.

Tickets can be purchased on My School Bucks through this link 

 

Spotlight on Visual Arts Education at IC Imagine:

In US Visual Arts, congratulations to Frankie Rogala and Jaya Penland! They each had work selected for the High Point University’s 2022 Emerging Artist Invitational Exhibit! There were over 300 entries and only 50 works selected.  Their work will be on display at the Sechrest Gallery from November 1st thru November 5th, with a reception and presentation of awards on November 5th.  

“Fingers and Palms” by Frankie Rogala

Artwork by Frankie Rogala

“Spider” By Jaya Penland

Artwork By Jaya Penland

Fine Arts Advocacy Fun Fact:

“Theatre  education programming helps students develop pro-social behaviors and problem-solving and creative thinking skills. These competencies are key to developing both strong peer relationships and sensitivity and empathy to and for others.” 

-An excerpt from Theater Counts: How Theatre Education Transforms Students’ Lives-

 

Ways to Support the Fine Arts at IC Imagine

 

An easy way to support our Fine Arts programs is through the “Fill the House” Campaign. By sponsoring a seat in the IPAC, you help support the Fine Arts at IC Imagine. These seats have been sponsored by families, grandparents and businesses.  If you would like to sponsor a seat for $350, please contact Ms. Melanye Crayton (melanyecrayton@icimagine.org) or Ms. Avery Jones (averyjones@icimagine.org) or click on the image above to be taken directly to the site. All proceeds will go directly to the Fine Arts Department.

 

Fine Arts Calendar:

10/28-10/29 US Fall Play “She Kills Monsters”

11/1 MS and US Winter Band Concert

11/8-11/9 LS Fall Play “Willie Wonka Kids”

11/15-11/18 Wind Symphony Trip to New Orleans, LA

11/17 MS and US Winter Chorus Concert

 

9.22.22

Congratulations to all of our runners at our Fine Arts 5k on September 10th.  We had almost 200 runners and families come to help support the Fine Arts Department. Thank you to Premiere Marshall Arts and Blue Reign Pet accessories for joining us and thank you to iDaph for another great race.

Congratulations to our overall finishers, Holden Rozof and Emily Gaines!

The Fine Arts are an integral part of an IC Imagine education.  Every student at our school is involved in Fine Arts classes throughout the entire school year.  We believe the arts cannot be learned through occasional or infrequent exposure any more than math or science can.  Education and engagement in the fine arts are essential parts of our curriculum and important components in the educational program of every student at IC Imagine. There is significant evidence that fine arts education is effective in reducing student dropout, raising student attendance, developing better team players, fostering a love for learning, improving greater student dignity, enhancing student creativity, developing creative problem-solving skills, and producing a more prepared citizen for the future workplace, and we are proud to provide these opportunities in our community.   

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