Art is pivotal to the St. George’s experience, and a central part of the St. George’s art program is its annual art show. This year, the annual show is virtual – community members are invited to view the gallery, beginning Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. and closing Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. Admission is free.
“The art show has always been important to St. George’s, as it is a way to widen our students' horizons and inspire a new generation of aspiring artists” said Maggie Murff, director of parent engagement at St. George’s.
This year, the show will feature artist and St. George’s visual arts instructor, Danny Broadway. His colorful paintings express movement, light and emotion through a lens of inspiration from the world around him. Broadway’s love of experimentation shows itself through his use of all different mediums to create an image that connects with soul.
“Danny’s paintings have a soft, ethereal look and are a perfect feature to add variety to the show this year,” Murff said. “Our show will include something for everyone, from paintings and jewelry to pottery and portraits – even cakes!”
The art show exhibits the strength of the St. George’s fine arts department despite the year’s challenges, and emphasizes the importance of community members coming together to enjoy art of all mediums. The show offers a marketplace of pieces at varying price points, with a percentage of the proceeds going toward the school’s fine arts department at every grade level.
As the show grows, the art department continues in its efforts to include all types of artists and art lovers from across the United States.
“With the online show this year, we’ll be able to feature a wider range of artists from all over the country and reach people outside of the Mid-South,” Murff said.
This year, the show will feature over 45 local and national artists from California to Georgia. Additionally, St. George’s students’ work will be incorporated into the show as it is every year, specifically featuring artwork from 11th graders Chloe Lewis and Caroline Higley.
To learn more about the St. George’s fine arts program, as well as the upcoming show, visit https://www.sgis.org/artshow or call 901-457-2000. For more information about Danny Broadway, visit dannybroadway.com.
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