Night of the Arts



Get ready to get your “Art” on, Grenada!  On Thursday, April 25, 2013, Grenada High School will present a “Night for the Arts.”  This event will combine both fine art and music into one delightful evening of entertainment. 


Beginning at 3:30p.m., Grenada High School art students will present their spring Art Show.  GHS hosted the first art show five years ago, and the affair has enjoyed continued success since its inception.  Students and community members alike highly anticipate the annual extravaganza.   This year’s event, which takes place in the halls of GHS, promises to be the best yet with the addition of the AP Studio course for third year art students. 


The two AP students, Alexandra Brasher and Courtney Simmons, have worked diligently throughout the year creating impressive portfolios for college.  Their portfolios, along with three or four works from each Art I student and five to eight works from each Art II student will be on display during the show.  A professional artist from Oxford is slated to judge the exhibit.  Art will be categorized by class (Art I and Art II), and there will be an overall Best in Show award. 


Students have worked in a variety of media including paint, pencil, oil pastel, scratch art, mixed media, and others. They have created projects like self-portraits, landscapes, and independent works. A wide variety of these art types will be on display during the “Night for the Arts.”   Alaina McQueen, art instructor at GHS, stated, “Art and music education not only adds extra dimension to students’ school experience, it also enhances core curriculum studies.  Studies have proven that art and music education encourages critical thinking and mathematical skills.  These skills are extremely important in today’s world.  Art and music should be supported and expanded in our schools.”  


The art show will end at approximately 7:00p.m., when the musical portion of the “Night for the Arts” begins.  The Grenada High School Concert and Jazz bands will present their annual Pops concert providing music from different genres and time periods.  Entitled “Evening of Pops”, the program features 70’s funk music to dance mixes, movie themes, mainstream R&B and popular music.  Also featured will be classic hits as well as more recent hits such as “Gangnam Style.”  Band students will step out of the box at the “Evening of Pops” as they will have the opportunity to sing and dance on different selections.  Barry Rogers, GHS Band Director, said, “It has always been our goal to build imagination and creative skills through music.  Creativity and imagination are two very important facets in the future of all students.”  The concert takes place at the Grenada High School Auditorium at 7:00p.m.  Admission is $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults.

Make plans to come out and support the Grenada High School’s art and music programs.  Whatever your taste in art or music, there will be something for everyone at Grenada High School’s “Night for the Arts.”

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Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor