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Celebration of the Arts


The flawless weather on Sunday, April 10, 2016 set the perfect backdrop for Celebration of the Arts and A Taste of Jesuit, Jesuit's annual spectacular art and food festival. 

Jesuit's visual artists, under the direction of Kevin Ball '03, once again created a spectacular display in the Multi-Purpose Room for the Juried Art Show. Claiming highest honors in the top categories, from a field of outstanding artists, was Calvin Scott ’16. Scott earned 1st place in the Senior Portfolio category, as well as Best in Show for his colored pencil on illustration board piece.

Danny Kervin ’16 and Jacob Zelen ’16 earned 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in Senior Portfolio. Among the other 1st place winners were Victor Bufano ’16 (Teacher Commission Project), Will Sands ’17 (Junior Scratchboard),and Justin Sanchez ’17 in three categories: Junior Pointilism, Junior Pen & Ink Studies, and Junior Acrylic Painting.

Click here to view all of the winning art pieces in a PowerPoint (it may take a minute to load), and click here for a text list of all winners.

Evaluating the hundreds of pieces of student art and serving as judges were Sarah Thornhill of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising; Erin Franklin, visual arts teacher at the Academy of the Holy Names, and Jorge Cainas ’11, a former art student of Mr. Ball’s at Jesuit.

Hundreds of guests enjoyed wonderful theatre and musical performances showcased in the student commons. Vito Holmes ’16 beautifully sang “Pure Imagination” from the classic “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” for which he has earned District and State awards.

That was followed by the Jesuit Masque performing two scenes: The first was from Ace Cabalan 16’s prize-winning original play, "Fuoco e Acqua," and the second was from the Broadway and cinema classic “A Few Good Men,” Jesuit’s upcoming spring production on April 21-23.

Music director Nina Wegmann then led Jesuit's musicians through an array of pieces featuring the full range of instruments. One of the highlights was an electric violin performance from Spencer Whipple ’16. Jesuit’s musicians will perform their spring concert on April 29, as well as special concert for the student body at Convocation on Mission Drive Day, April 22.

A Taste of Jesuit provided the delicious fare on Sunday, with food tents serving guests in the commons. Jesuit thanks the vendors who supported Celebration of the Arts 2016: Beef O’Brady’s, Catering by the Family, Florida Fresh Vending, Little Greek, PDQ, and Tastes of Tampa Bay, along with the Jesuit Mothers’ Club and Jesuit Dads’ Club.

 

Celebration of the Arts 2015 - Recap

Art, music, theatre, and food were celebrated in style on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon April 12, 2015 at Jesuit High School during the annual Celebration of the Arts.

Hundreds of guests enjoyed the entertainment in the student commons. Christian Pena ’15 beautifully sang “Johanna” from the musical “Sweeney Todd,” followed by an engaging performance from Lexi Nieto of the Academy of the Holy Names.

Music director Nina Wegmann then led Jesuit's musicians through nine pieces, beginning with “Jurassic Park” and closing with "Hot, Hot, Hot," and featuring an array of instruments.

A Taste of Jesuit provided delicious fare for the event, with numerous food tents serving in the commons. Jesuit thanks the vendors who supported Celebration of the Arts 2015: Beef O’Brady’s, Byblos Café, Catering by the Family, Florida Fresh Vending, Gino’s, Little Greek, PDQ, and Tastes of Tampa Bay, along with the Jesuit Mothers’ Club and Jesuit Dads’ Club.

Jesuit artists, under the direction of Kevin Ball '03, once again created a phenomenal display of talent in the Multi-Purpose Room for the Juried Art Show. Robert Wegmann and Emiliano Settecasi ’13 served as judges, and among the winners were Noah Persha ’15 (first place, AP Portfolio), Cole Fisher ’15 (second place, AP Portfolio), Andrew Deming ’15 (Best in Show), and Dylan Hawkins ’15 (Honorable Mention, Best in Show).

Click here to view all of the winning artwork from the Juried Art Show.

Please see two photo slideshows below from Celebration of the Arts, of the Juried Art Show (click here), of the music and theatre performances (click here).

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