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The Knightly News on WINY - April 9

The Knightly News on WINY - April 9
Our Art Department has had a busy year working on exciting projects, exhibitions, and creative opportunities! Thank you to Lydia Tourtellotte ‘16, Art Department Director, and AP Art students L. Belsito ‘24 and A. Bidwell ‘25, for highlighting all the wonderful art happenings on and off campus.
 
Ms. Lydia Tourtellotte shares that she is “really proud and beyond happy every single day to see how many kids are so interested and excited to take art classes and be a part of the art program.”
 
A meaningful project that Belsito and Bidwell enjoyed working on this past fall season was the mural for the Boxcar Children Museum in Putnam, CT. Communities and local schools in the area were invited to participate. The mural included book covers with various characters and welcomed all creative minds and talent. 
 
This past January, six AP Art students got the opportunity to have their work featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) High School Art Exhibition in Westport, CT. They explored what the icons of the 1960s meant to them and how they impacted the world.
 
Inside the classroom, there is a universal interest and fascination in learning about the different types of art and their meaning. Bidwell says, “I enjoy adding the finer details to paintings.” Currently, Belsito enjoys working on acrylic paintings and charcoal drawings. 
 
Make sure to listen to this week’s episode to learn more about our art program, what art means to Belsito and Bidwell, current pieces they are working on, painting the rock on campus, other activities they are involved in, and plans for the future! 
 
An upcoming event that everyone is welcome to attend is The Quiet Corner Community Art Show, which will be held on Monday, April 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Thompson Public Library. We are thrilled to have the artwork of three Marianapolis students featured in this show!