We are excited to once again participate in the Crocker Art Museum’s “Self-Portrait” exhibition with 13 other high schools. The Self Portrait Gallery will be on display from April 6 through May 27 and the Artist Reception will be April 23! Congratulations to all of our featured artists, your artwork is phenomenal!
Artist’s Statement: “I created this piece using a combination of ink, paint, and construction paper. I used brightly colored construction paper to add a whimsical element to an otherwise black and white piece.”
Artist’s Statement: “Imperfect is primarily composed of clay, acrylic, and wire. I was inspired by the many confident women in my life and their struggle to accept all parts of themselves, even the pieces which society has labeled as flaws. Women, especially during young adulthood, are faced with unrealistic and often demeaning beauty expectations. This sculpture depicts the self-conscious feeling a woman has when her imperfections are slowly torn out so only the acceptable parts remain. Without validation or acknowledgement of her true colors, her real self is left to bleed away. My hope in creating this work is that other young women will be able to recognize how imperfections are important. It is what make us truly and uniquely beautiful.”
Artist’s Statement: “I was inspired by my art teacher, Mrs. Stember, in my sophomore year during my first painting class. She encouraged me to progress in a medium with which I was not originally confident. I now love the creative process of painting with acrylic as I capture the life of my friends and family.”
Artist’s Statement: “By definition, iridescence means lustrous rainbow like play of color caused by differentiate refraction of light waves that tends to change as the angle of view changes. As a senior in high school, college and the future are often on my mind. To me this piece was a lot of fun to make and provided light in my life while I applied to schools. It helped me realize that this whole figuring out college thing really isn’t too bad if you look at it from more than one angle. If you have tunnel vision, you are guaranteed to be let down. If you just take the time to change the angle of your view, you can see the light and positivity in it.”
Artist’s Statement: “When I was first drawing this, I was worried about the difficulty of the hair but as I continued, it started to come together. My main focus while drawing this was to make sure the same strength I had imagined was transferred into the eyes. I was amazed by how alive they seemed and was happy with the result. I wanted the mood of the piece to show the patience, power, and perseverance.”
Artist Statement: Traditionally, photographers are meant to capture the essence of a moment or a single time of being. However, I wanted to challenge this notion by depicting motion: something as simple as the turning of a head. I also incorporated stitches to connect the movement so that the piece is fluid. The result of my undertaking is a self-portrait that captures 2 moments in time and combines them, and this is something that a normal photograph can’t do.
Our talented SF Players are competing at the Lenaea Festival Friday, February 10 through Sunday February 12! Keep them in your prayers as they perform their One Act “Trojan Women” an original tragedy by Thom Green and David Blanchard.
Congrats to the SF Players on a great opening night of the One Acts! Two completely different One Acts Shows performed within an evening. These one Acts will be judged and the winning act will be performed for Lenaea competition at the Harris Center.
One Acts 2017: What Andy Warhol Never Told Me, A short comedy by Robert Pridham
The Trojan Women, By Thom Green and David Blanchard
Congratulations go to Delaney Feener ‘14 who is performing the title role in Willam Shakespeare’s Richard III at DePaul University. DePaul is one of the premier theatre schools in the country. At St. Francis High School Delaney performed onstage in many shows including her Elly awarding winning performance as the Witch in Into the Woods and Jesus in our gold medal Lenaea production of Godspell.
Congratulations to Anna Lucia Burns ‘19. Anna’s artwork, “The Victory Kiss”, was the winning entry in the SCOE Academic Decathlon Art Competition. Her piece will be featured on the decathlon’s posters and t-shirts. Several other St. Francis students were honored with awards: Elizabeth Chiu (Aesthetics and Design), Grace Conlin (Aesthetics and Design), MiKayla Kauinana (Concept and Content), Emily Fargen (Honorable Mention), Annika Remme (Honorable Mention), and Adithi Benush (Honorable Mention).
A special thank you to Melanie Bown, who integrated this competition into her classroom and gave students an opportunity show their talents to the greater Sacramento community. Additional thanks to Brian Briggs and Barbara Gluvers for their support of the AcaDec program on our campus.
Olivia Stevenson ‘11 received her Master Degree in Theatre from the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland! Olivia was involved in SF Theatre for the four years she attended SFHS. She was part of three Elly award winning productions and was nominated for multiple individual Elly awards. Mrs. Watson, our Theatre Director, reached out to Olivia for an update on her post-SFHS experience:
On Saturday, October 3, 2015, our hula class (Nā Wāhine O ‘Olu Hula) along with Mrs. Macugay’s hula academy (Kūhai Hālau O Kanoheaokalikolaua’e) participated in the Annual Sacramento Aloha Festival at Cal Expo. For almost half the class, it was the first time being on a stage and dancing hula. They performed along with many other hula schools and Hawaiian bands on three different stages throughout the day.
Our Show Choir girls were busy over the weekend! The seniors did a very special community service project, in which they performed a Disney Medley for a “Make a Wish” child! A little boy named Nolan is losing his eyesight, and his WISH is to go to the Disney Aulani Resort while he can still see the sand, ocean and the Disney characters. Before kids leave on their WISH, they get a special party at The Wishing Place. It’s kind of a Bon Voyage party for him, with 40 of his friends and family to see him receive his wish trip.
Camp Troubie Musical Theatre Workshop
“It’s My Party!”
The Camp Troubie Musical Theatre Camp is in full swing. Here is a little peak of a choreography rehearsal led by Camryn Eilas ‘17 and alumna Julia Rehwald ‘14. Camryn and Julia returned again this year to choreograph all the musical numbers and help our 21 campers do their best. Camryn is a member of the SF Players and a former camper and Julia just completed her first year at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts as a theatre major.
The SFHS String Quartet which includes Chiara Giordani, Francesca Giordani, Celia Karim, and Ally Zhu participated in the final round of the California State Solo/Ensemble Festival. The event organized by the California Music Educators Association was held at Sac State on Saturday, May 9th! Check out the beautiful video from their performance below.
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