The GAllery Opens its Doors
Posted June 4, 2012
The GA community has long enjoyed the beautiful artwork that hangs in the Arts Center and unique gallery spaces in Leas Hall, McLean Hall, Alter Middle School and McNeil Upper School. With the creation of The GAllery, GA’s new digital art gallery, students can now showcase their work online.
“Students take pride in having their artwork displayed in the hallways and galleries throughout our school,” said Lower School Art Coordinator Jessica Grisafi. “What better way to exhibit their creative expression and fine crafts than with an online gallery that can be viewed by an audience throughout the community and around the world.”
The PreK-12 gallery features artwork from all divisions, which are selected by art department heads. Selected students have his or her own digital portfolio within each division’s section of The GAllery so proud parents and grandparents can easily find their favorite artist’s work.
“We have worked very hard to design a PreK-12 curriculum that is age appropriate, challenging, and develops in a holistic way the student's understanding of the elements and principles of art,” said Upper School Visual Arts Department Head Gaby Russomagno. “When artworks from across the school are viewed together you can actually see the development of aesthetics, craft, and a child's voice unfold. Aside from the pride we all feel in seeing art so prominently featured on the site, the new gallery pages showcase the rich and creative interior lives of our students, proving that serious practice at art-making can thrive in a traditional independent school environment.”
In addition to the fabulous artwork, The GAllery will also show how student artists learn problem solving, improve upon presentation skills and use math while working on their projects, as well as carry out the school’s Mission Statement in being Independent in Thought, Confident in Expression and Collaborative in Action.
“I think it is a fine way to showcase the incredible art program at GA!” said Middle School Art Department Head Romy Burkus. “When viewing the art through all levels, it shows GA's art department's commitment to quality art instruction and creativity.”
CLICK HERE to enter The GAllery!