You may have noticed the beautiful pieces of artwork on display in the lobbies of the Upper School and Administration building. Created by Montverde Academy students enrolled in advanced art classes (Studio and AP Studio), these art pieces not only showcase the incredible talent of these students to our current and prospective MVA community, but they also serve as a testament to our robust Visual Arts program.
On Monday, April 29, MVA will host an Art Gala Night that will include the vocal concert “Impromptu,” a short film festival, and a visual arts gallery. All student artists will have the opportunity to sell their artwork at the gala if they wish.
At the gala, artwork from all three divisions will be on display. “I want people to see artwork from all three divisions so everyone can see the progression,” said Mrs. Kristy Tubbs, the Upper School Visual Arts teacher. “When students are in the Lower School, they learn those foundations of art, and when they see, interact with, and experience the advanced pieces at the gala, they can see where those foundations can take them. Consistency from Lower to Middle to Upper School is crucial when developing the skills, techniques, and refinement necessary for becoming confident young artists. Even if they do not plan on going into the arts as a career choice, when they leave this art room, they will hopefully have respect for the arts that can be cultivated into a desire to become a lifelong learner in the end.”
Each month, the artwork in the lobbies of the Upper School and Administration building will be switched out to feature other pieces of art. Whenever you’re on campus, be sure to stop by to take a look at the current displays.