2020 Spring and Summer Virtual Arts


2020
Spring & Summer 
Virtual Arts

This past spring and summer have presented us with unprecedented challenges. However, necessity is the mother of invention, and our teachers and staff rose to the occasion by finding creative ways to teach, perform, and create remotely using a variety of methods.  Below, are some success stories and examples of the work our staff did to serve the children and the wider community of RVC. 



Keith Gamache, SSHS Art Teacher and Art Facilitator

Mr. Gamache had a work accepted into the 2020 NAEA Member Exhibition in June.  We are so proud of the hard work, passion, and creativity that he brings to our community! Below is the letter he received, a certificate of recognition, and a link to his painting in the virtual exhibit. 

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VIRE CERTIFICATE
COVID-19 Vol.1: Social Distancing

NAEA Virtual Exhibit

Mr. Gamache also worked with South Side’s National Art Honor Society students to help Mercy Hospital convert thank you notes and cards into ceramic tiles that were assembled into two murals (below).  They serve as a lasting memory that the employees will always see to remind them of how much their work was appreciated during the Coranavirus pandemic. 

They are hung in the employee cafeteria and will surely put a smile on everyone's face knowing their efforts will never be forgotten. 





National Art Honor Society induction and
Memory Project

Each year, our National Art Honor Society students participate in The Memory Project, in which they create portraits of children from around the world.  This is tied to the NAHS induction (usually in April).  This year, 31 of our students created heartfelt portraits for Rohingya refugee children living in Malaysia. The document below presents these portraits and summarizes the induction. 
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From Chris Karaktin, SSHS Art Teacher:

Hello everyone. I just wanted to share a virtual art exhibit Gabriella Steinberg created for CAS using work created by students from my I.B. Art class who were addressing environmental issues. This was an independent project she created without my guidance. The exhibit is called Climate Change and the Importance of Our Environment. I have included the link and her directions below if you have viewing issues. I think she did an amazing job curating the exhibit. I could see this program being useful for all art teachers as well. It is a free program and works with Mac. You can take the virtual "tour" or explore the gallery as if you are walking through it on your own. There is a "map" in the bottom left corner as well as a "guide point" button to see a list of pieces. Enjoy! 

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SOUTH SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL ART TEACHERS

CHRISTY SILECCHIA-FERRONE, DANIELLE CACIOPPO, MONICA RZEWSKI

Frida Kahlo Selfie Project – Studio in Art 8 – Spring 2020

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On the following pages are videos and photos of the work of our Middle School and High School Theater productions.  Even though the shows were not performed live, students, teachers, and directors did a great deal of work and spent a lot of time learning, rehearsing, and pouring their hearts and souls into their performances.  Enjoy them!



SSHS Spring Musical - Beauty & The Beast

Ms. Pamela Seiderman, Director- Dr. Doreen Fryling, Musical Director 

Ms. Brianna Brickman, Orchestra Director

Beauty and the Beast Overture/Prologuer runs about four minutes:

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Beauty and the Beast Highlights runs about 20 minutes:

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Beauty and the Beast the entire show runs about two hours:

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SSMS Spring Musical, All Shook Up

Photos from Virtual Rehearsal, Michelle Yeates, Director






CENTRE STAGE AT HOME

The Centre Stage production is a highlight of our spring season of performances.  In 2020, like so many others, it was virtual- but no less moving and inspiring. 

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VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES BY SSHS ENSEMBLES

Our Music Department Continued throughout the spring to perform and rehearse remotely with the students.  Here are some ensemble performances “assembled” from the individual recordings of the singers and players.  

SSHS Chamber Singers Video - Dr. Fryling, Director
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SSHS Graduating Senior Chamber Singers – Virtual Star Spangled Banner 6/26/20, Dr. Fryling

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SSHS Wind Ensemble - Encanto by Robert W. Smith, Mr. Barry LeBron, Director

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3D PRINTED FACE SHIELDS – ART TEACHER, LYNN VOLTAGGIO, TECH TEACHER, DAN LAMANNA, IN COLLABORATION WITH SCHOOL NURSES, MR. ANDERSON, DR. PELLETTIERI, AND DR. LEAHY

Last Spring, Art and Tech teachers worked with district administrators to design and manufacture clear plastic face shields for health care workers.  The school nurses prepared the PPE for distribution.  Pictured below are nurses Eileen Kelly, Kristine Keating, Jeanette Piedrahita-Cuartas, and Mary Walsh. But all the district’s nurses chipped in, including Sarah Brakstad, Ann DeGregoris, Laura Lanning, Tara Algerio-Vento, and MaryKate McMahon.