Art Shows Talent
By: Lulu Eddy
From April 3-14, sculptures, paintings, and mobiles were displayed in the teachers cafeteria. These works were from Ms. Rebola, Ms. McCullough, Mr. Moore’s classes. Each student from Art I, Art II, Mixed Media, Painting, Portfolio Prep, Digital Photography I and II all have at least one work present in the show that was chosen by their teacher.
“Crazy For You” prepares for opening night
By: Lauren Murphy
This Friday, April 7, the Arlington High School Gilbert & Sullivan Club debuts their 80th annual musical: The Gershwin’s “Crazy For You”. It is set to premiere in the Lowe Auditorium at AHS this Friday night at 7:30pm. Additional performances will be held on Saturday (4/8) at 7:30pm and Sunday (4/9) at 3:00pm.
The musical tells the story of Bobby (Ben Horsburgh), an aspiring Broadway performer whose mother dreams of a more conventional career for him. Bobby tries to live his life as his mother wants but ends up in Nevada at a theater company. It is there that he meets his love interest (Clara Hevia) and gets a chance to pursue his theatrical dreams. Complete with good humor and lively music, “Crazy For You”’s opening night is much anticipated by the AHS community.
The show is perfect for audiences of all ages. Tickets will be sold online, from cast and crew members, in the AHS main office and at the door. The cost for students is $10, staff $12, and adults $15.
Banners Color Community
By: Claire Kitzmiller
Beautiful banners will wave on Massachusetts Ave. in May to greet pedestrians and drivers. The banners were created by students in Arlington. High school art teacher, Annie Rebola, describes them as “a really nice burst of color”.
In January ninety-five students from all over Arlington, submitted art to be hung around Arlington center. Of the ninety-five, twenty submissions were chosen to be turned into banners six feet tall and four feet wide. Students were encouraged to use any media as long as it stayed two-dimensional.
The theme this year was Compassionate Community. Students, ages 12 to 18 living in Arlington, were asked to submit art encompassing this theme. Rebola commented, “It couldn’t have been a better theme for the climate right now.”
Art director, David Aditto, said, “It ties into the communities response to hate…Arlington won’t stand for that.”
The contest began in memory of Gracie James. Gracie James was a student at AHS years ago, when she died in a car accident. Her family wanted a way to celebrate her life. In remembrance of Gracie’s love for art, the banner competition began. The bottom of each banner will read “This project was funded by the Gracie James foundation”.
When asked about the projects and its origin, Aditto, said, “It’s a wonderful way to commemorate her life.”
Martina Tanga has been the key organizer of the project for the past two years. Tanga spoke at a reception for all of the artists who submitted to the project. Matina helped to chose the theme.
The judges of the contest were Selectman Joseph Curro, Graphic Artist Jill Manca, and the chair of the Public Art Committee Adria Arch.
And the Oscar goes to
By. Andrew Thomas
At an early age, juniors Asa Minter and Lorenzo Rugiero grew a passion for acting and filmmaking. In eighth grade, they collaborated with Jackson Cedrone. Ever since, the cameras have been rolling.
Their first video, “Out Of The Woods” was created for a school drama project. Their video parodied Stephen Sondheim’s play, “Into The Woods”, featuring a fairy tale adventure of fictional characters. Minter, Rugiero and Cedrone added a comedic twist.
Minter specializes in cinematography and editing. He says for every minute of actual film, he takes one hour to edit. Their average films are five minutes.
Cedrone and Rugiero mainly act. All together they work on ideas for new films. They directed a film that showed the life of Holden Caulfield after the book in their english project. A story of Holden discovering a new life in Boston.
The products they create may look like they had a great time, however, sometimes they don’t always get along. Cedrone said, “We dispute about a lot of things.”
Filmmaking requires a lot of hard work and patience, and they rarely use their first take on a scene. Experimentation and failure occurs often before the final product is presented.
With extra curricular activities after school, it is hard to find time to create their aspiring works. They work on as many Saturdays that they can. An entire days work results in a five minute film.
Cedrone says, “I’m not sure if this will be a career”. Rugiero says, “Absolutely.” Minter responds “Oh, ya”. Minter also said his inspiration is Wes Anderson, an American film director and screenwriter.
All of their work could not be done without the help of supporting actors. They would like to give a special thanks to Michael Dillon, Myles Goldstein, Read Stone, and Jacob Kiely-Song.
Many of their works can be viewed on Youtube.