Two recent events showcased the Beasley arts program in a festive, engaging and beautiful atmosphere. Family members and friends were able to see Beasley students shine with artistic creativity and joy at the Lower School Art Gallery Night as well as Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day.
The annual Lower School Art Gallery Night highlights student artwork created throughout the year. The Beasley hallways and MAC atrium were transformed into a professional-style art gallery with students’ creative works carefully placed and posted up on display boards and walls. The Lower School cafeteria featured 3D artwork on tables, including decorative pinch pots and more. Families and friends strolled through the galleries admiring the creativity of all the students while also hunting for their own Beasley student’s creations.
Lower School Art Teacher Sarah Garner shared, “Art Gallery Night is a fun night for all in the Beasley community. I am so proud of the creativity, persistence and talent in our student artists. It has been wonderful watching them grow as artists throughout the year, and they are proud when they locate and showcase their work for their family and friends.”
In addition to visual art, Beasley musicians also had a chance to show off their talents during hallway performances led by Lower School Music Teacher Barbara Spieler. In addition, Gallery Night patrons were able to purchase notecards featuring artwork from Beasley Community Day. All proceeds went towards Pennies for Peru, a schoolwide fundraising drive to help Peruvian medical patients in need.
The day after Gallery Night was also a very special celebration – the annual Beasley Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day. The purpose of this event is to celebrate generations of love, family and support and to bring children together with grandparents and special friends to learn and share together in their learning community. Musical performances in the Beasley Studio kept the audience smiling and beaming with pride at the children’s talents.
Spieler remarked, “The students did a wonderful job performing for this special audience. They sang, danced and played instruments with joy in their hearts and smiles on their faces. For this audience, there is no treasure better than that!”
Back in the Beasley homerooms, students and their grandparents and special friends played educational games, and students shared information about their typical school day and what they are learning.
Congratulations Beasley artists and performers!