The Biennial GUS Art Show Never Disappoints

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The biennial art show at GUS is always a highlight of the school year. Featuring 2D and 3D pieces, the artwork on display is made by all the students from kindergarten through 7th grade. Families enjoyed touring the buildings and viewing the artwork with their children and commented on the quality, complexity, and sophistication of the work. Artwork in the lower school is mostly based around an animal theme, including “Animal Wildlife Photography” by GUS graduate Willy Somma. Pieces range from kindergarten masks, created after the children learned about the cultural meanings of masks created around the world, to seventh grade “Pique Assiette,” meaning “stolen from plates.” The seventh graders used bits of broken china, jewelry, and colored glass to create works in the folk tradition of Howard Finster’s “Paradise Garden” and Antonio Gaudi’s Spanish architecture. The children’s colorful pieces and portraits currently grace the hallways of the lower and upper school. If you haven’t already, please come take a look and enjoy!

A big thank you to the following people for making this event possible: Ruth Bayer, Donna Furse, Linda Todd, Julia Mahoney, Deirdre Patch, Holly Shepherd, Amy Morrison, Kara Peters Kniker, Jim Zaremba, Emily Hobkirk, Martha Delay, Sandra Thaxter, Nick Kent, Leslie Ferriter, Victoria Thaemert, Kristin Brown, Katy Bruner, Lindsay Calif, Tom Kotwicki, Jon Roy, Haley Stevens, Mark Barry, Margaret Beaudoin, Paula Blume, Joanne Mercaldi, Meah Kadziela, Amberly Wood, Lucy Loring, Andrea Pais, Gretchen Putnam, Leaf Gurr, Stephanie Irvine, and Kathy Smith.

If you have an hour to spare sometime between 8 and 12 p.m., on Monday, June 5th, to help take down the art show, please email Liza Calkins at  Thank you!

Whitney Buckley