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Student Artists Appreciate Gorey

Gorey WorkshopVisual artists from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts took a chance at a little acting while studying the artwork of Edward Gorey. During a unique field trip experience, visual arts students from Nancy Doherty’s Creativity in the Community class spent an afternoon at Hartford Stage creating tableaux poses,,,

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Senior Raises Awareness with Her Art

poster contestA senior from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts won honorable mention for a poster design that helps give a second chance at life. Donate Life, CT is an organization in the state with the intended purpose of raising awareness and increasing the number of organ donors in the state.

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Academy Dancer’s Perform At Festival/Recognized With 158 Acceptances

Dancer Dept. PittsburghA number of recruiting colleges and summer programs were also in attendance and were holding auditions. Participants were limited to ten students for auditions. . The Academy auditioned three juniors and seven seniors. All of them received a total of 158 acceptances to college dance programs or professional dance programs. Many of the acceptances came from prestigious programs with very selective enrollment.M

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Local Gallery Showcases Academy Work

Upward Hartford

Two works of student photography are currently featured in “Upward Canvas,” an art show hosted by Upward Hartford. Lenis Pereira-Ortiz, a sophomore from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts will have his photos, “Untitled” and “Fill In the Blank” on display ..

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Junior Selected for Writer’s Conference

NE WritersHalf-day Creative Writing/Media Arts junior Alex Nordlund will be attending Breadloaf's New England Young Writers' Conference (NEYWC) from May 17 to May 20. To audition for the conference, which is open to students nationwide, he submitted a poem entitled "Writing Poetry." This poem earned him one of the seventy spots for poetry.


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Scholarship Winner Academy Student For Eighth Year

Wallace Stevens ScholarshipA student from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is the latest winner of The Wallace Stevens Poetry Scholarship. The scholarship is an award of $1,000 granted to a high school junior or senior living in the city of Hartford from the ” Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens.”


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Student Artists Appreciate Gorey

Visual artists from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts took a chance at a little acting while studying the artwork of Edward Gorey. During a unique field trip experience, visual arts students from Nancy Doherty’s Creativity in the Community class spent an afternoon at Hartford Stage creating tableaux poses in a workshop led by teaching artist Krista Devellis. The poses created by each student was inspired by and paid tribute to famous 20th century illustrator Edward Gorey.

Afterwards the students took a walk down the street to the Wadsworth Atheneum to view Gorey’s World-The Art of Edward Gorey.



Student Work To Be Showcased

A Creative Writer from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is one of a select few to win Hartford Stage’s “Write On” program. Sophomore Sophia Ciraldo original work “Take Me Somewhere” had been selected to go through the program’s process of mentorship and development which will take place over the next few months. .

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Senior Raises Awareness with Her Art

A senior from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts won honorable mention for a poster design that helps give a second chance at life. Donate Life, CT is an organization in the state with the intended purpose of raising awareness and increasing the number of organ donors in the state.


Broadway/TV Great Visits the Academy

Jackie Hoffman GHAAActress, singer, and stand-up comedian Jackie Hoffman spent the day at the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Hoffman, whose credits include Broadway, film, and television work-shopped with students from the musical theater department in one of many master classes offered by the Academy.

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Visual Artist Contribute To Their Community

CREC CaresVisual artists’ from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts loaned their talents to assist their community. Seven students from the school contributed the artwork displayed on Valentine’s Day cards. The cards were then sold in exchange for a donation to the CREC Cares Foundation.

 

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Jazz Singer Receives Honors

Talia QuagliaroliJazz students from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts set out to compete in the annual High School Jazz Festival and returned with a winner. On Saturday, February 10, students from the Academy’s Jazz Combos and Jazz Choir set out to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center to compete in the annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival.

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Theater Recognizes Student Work

Eric Murphy A theater major from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts’ play had recently gained recognition for an original piece of work. Eric Murphy, a half day Academy senior from Avon, has had his original work “Civil Procedure” accepted by The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Art Center

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