Arts News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Artwork by Paige Wyatt '21

    Three Wesleyan Students Honored by Atlanta High School Art Exhibit

    Three high school art student artists have been honored in the annual Atlanta High School Art Exhibit, which is part of the Dogwood Festival.

    Paige Wyatt '21 won an  Honorable Mention from the Watercolor Society. Sophie Villa '22  and Ella Grace Pickering '22  were both selected as finalists for the exhibit that will be held August 6-8. This is a very competitive show. Paige is one of 26 award winners selected out of thousands of entries from the Atlanta area.

    Congratulations, artists! 
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  • Wesleyan Literary Team State Runner-Up; Several Students Win State Championships

    Congratulations to the State Runner-Up Wesleyan Literary Team!
    On Saturday, April 24th the Literary Team traveled to Georgia Military College to compete in the GHSA State Meet. At the end of the day, Wesleyan finished 2nd overall and only 5 points behind the first place team.
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  • Top Three Things to Know about the Wesleyan Virtual Artist Market

    It's Market week and we are ready to fill your cup to the brim with gorgeous art and wonderful weekend entertainment!  All the Professional art, Student art, and programming can be found on the Wesleyan Artist Market website.  

    Keep reading for the top three things you need to know this week and a highlight of the schedule for special events throughout the Market.
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  • Wesleyan Virtual Artist Market Opens Next Week

    The Wesleyan Artist Market Team is excited for the launch of the Virtual Market next week.  Starting Thursday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m. and running through April 29 at 4:00 p.m. shoppers from across the country will get to enjoy and purchase through the WAM marketplace.
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  • Wolf Jr. Players Zoom Rehearsal With Original You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Wolf Players Cast Members

    Rehearsals are in full swing for the Wolf Jr. Players production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown opening at the end of this month. Recently, the cast had a special Zoom reunion with the cast from the last time Wesleyan performed this show which was in 2003.
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  • High School Theater Season Kicks Off with “This Is A Test – A One Act Play”

    The 2020-21 Wesleyan Wolf Players theater season kicks off this week with the high school fall performance of “This Is A Test – A One-Act Play.” The show opens on Thursday, September 24 in Lencke Theater in the Fine Arts building.
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  • Wesleyan Students Awarded National Medals in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that sophomore Kayla Kim and senior Anna Turner have been awarded National Medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
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  • Haley Gilliam Named an Exhibition Finalist for the Atlanta High School Art Exhibit

    Congratulations to senior Haley Gilliam who was recently named an exhibition finalist for the Atlanta High School Art Exhibit which is held at the Dogwood Festival. Only 4% of entries were chosen to be exhibited in the Piedmont Park Community Center as part of the festival. All work on the exhibit will be juried to win prizes. Way to go, Haley! 

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  • Wesleyan Chamber Singers Score "Excellent" in Competition

    On Wednesday, March 4th, the Wesleyan Chamber Singers participated in the District 13 GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation. Wesleyan entered the evaluation singing in Class A, the highest difficulty level possible. This category is normally for choirs that are much larger and older. The Chamber Singers scored an overall Excellent performance rating and a Superior rating in sight-reading. Congratulations to Wesleyan for a great showing among Gwinnett County’s finest singers!
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  • Photography Class Visits Krog Street

    This week, the high school photography 2 class went on a photography excursion field trip to Krog Street Market. The students used their advanced photography knowledge to “showcase their best skills” as a final project for the class. The murals, texture, and industrial architecture of the area help create a photographer’s playground. Students were even allowed to spray paint the Krog Street tunnel!

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  • Symphonic Band and Chorus Travel To New York City

    Wesleyan Symphonic Band and Chorus had a busy weekend in New York City over the Thanksgiving Holidays. The group went to a New York Philharmonic concert, had a Q&A with a violinist, received a backstage tour of Rockefeller Center, met a Rockette, went to the “Top of the Rock”, reconnected with alumni Will Rainwater ‘19, shopped in Times Square and saw Wicked!

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  • Middle School Art Students Utilize Technology For Christmas-Themed Projects

    Sixth through eighth grade art students are working on their annual gingerbread house projects. Teams design a detailed house around a theme, and when finished they are donated to local charities and nursing homes. Houses are built with a cardboard structure, then covered with graham crackers, icing and candy.
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  • Advanced 2D Art Students Partner With 'The Memory Project'

    For the second year, the Advanced 2D art students have partnered with a humanitarian organization, the Memory Project. This year the students have been working on creating portraits of children who live in Pakistan. In December, the original works of art will be mailed to the Memory Project headquarters where a volunteer will hand deliver them to the children portrayed in the works of art. The Pakistan outreach is the newest addition to the Memory Project organization and their primary goal is to connect people from two countries who typically view each other negatively. With each generation we hope for an even better future. Simple acts of kindness, reaching out across oceans, and providing a work of art may be just the start needed to build relations between two countries in future generations.

    Humanitarian outreach happens in many different ways; through missions, monetary donations, medical aid, and sometimes through creating a one of a kind work of art for a child who is facing many obstacles. The portraits will be on display outside of Austin Chapel until December, 2.

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  • The Whiffenpoofs of Yale Visit Wesleyan Chamber Singers

    On November 1 the Wesleyan Chamber Singers welcomed The Whiffenpoofs of Yale, an all-male a cappella singing group. They have been featured on NBC’S The Sing Off, The West Wing, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, Gilmore Girls, Jeopardy!, Saturday Night Live, and most recently on the Season 4 finale of the hit television show Glee. The Whiffenpoofs led a singing workshop and performed some of their repertoire for the Chamber Singers during their class.

    Click here to view part of the workshop.
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  • Wolf Players Place Second in Area Three One-Act Competition

    Congratulations to the Wolf Players as they placed second place at the Area Three One-Act competition this past Saturday. They’ll be moving on to the GHSA State One-Act competition at Warner Robins High School on Saturday, Nov. 9 and will perform at 11:30 a.m.

    In addition to second place overall, the Wolf Players also received Best Ensemble honors. Individually, senior Emily Kelly won Best Actress and sophomore Zach Russell, sophomore William Sabonis-Chafee, and senior Tyler Sturtevant each won All-Star Cast honors.
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  • Art Students Selected for Social Justice Art Series Showcase

    Congratulations to high school students, Ashton Cameron, Zoe Jackson, Hannah Sterling, and Natalie Hamlin for being selected as featured artists in The Center for Civil and Human Right's Social Justice Art Series showcase on May 9th.

    Students in and around the Atlanta-area submitted work centered around social justice awareness to be considered for the series, entitled "Awoken: A Student Social Justice Art Showcase."

    Senior Natalie Hamlin also received a Best in Show award for her piece entitled “Muna”, which is from her AP Art concentration that is based on refugees in Clarkston, GA: “The most diverse square mile in America.”

    Congratulations, art students, for using your voice for good!
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Alex Thorne

    Alex Thorne, 8th grade, has played a key role in the Fine Arts department. He is a top member of the Advanced Band, Marching Band, and Basketball Band at Wesleyan. In addition to sharing his excellent clarinet skills with the band, Alex continues to perform lead roles in the Middle School plays and musicals. Alex shares his musical and theatrical gifts freely and invests in the progress of his peers and the ensemble. We are blessed to have Alex in the Fine Arts at Wesleyan.
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Davis Olds

    The Middle School Theater Department is proud to present 8th grader Davis Olds as our Fine Arts Member of the week.  Davis is a familiar face to our department having been in the past three Wolf Jr. Productions.  This week, you can see him as Mr. Salt in our spring productionRoald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.  We are so thankful to have Davis as a member of our cast.  He is a joy to work with during rehearsals and is a great example to all of his cast mates of what it means to be patient and kind.  Davis is hardworking and wonderfully particular in how he brings his characters to life onstage especially when those characters are difficult ones.  Not only does Davis participate in the Wolf Jr. Productions, he is an outstanding member of Mr. Simmons’ 8th Grade Improv Class.  It is encouraging to see his love for theatre, in all its artforms, grow and flourish.  Congratulations, Davis!
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  • Fine Arts Member of the Week - Ally Jones

    Ally Jones is developing into a leader of the Fine Arts early in her high school career. As only a ninth-grader, Ally has been involved in all three shows with the Wesleyan Wolf Players this year. She has also performed several solos as a member of the Chamber Singers, a testament to her talent and energy in rehearsal. She is also a valuable member of this year’s Literary Team. Ally won the Area championship and placed 5th at State in Girls Solo. She also placed 5th at State as a member of the Girls Trio. Ally has plenty more time to add to her accomplishments but has sought opportunities now to distinguish herself. Way to go Ally!
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  • Visual Arts Exhibit

    Don’t miss the 9th annual Visual Arts Exhibit. The opening reception is Wednesday, April 11, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm in the Fine Arts building. Enjoy music, finger foods, and beautiful artwork selected from our middle and high school art students. The artwork will be on display in the Fine Arts building until May 11.
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