Each year, St. George's hosts an exhibit and fine art sale featuring local and regional artists. Hundreds of pieces of artwork are on display and are available for purchase by St. George's families and the public. It is a great opportunity for artists to introduce their work to a large number of serious collectors of fine art, as well as those who are just beginning to learn about important regional artists. Artists are able to sell their pieces, and 30% of the proceeds goes to the St. George's Arts Alliance to enhance the arts programs of all three campuses at St. George's.
Arts Alliance funds have secured the purchases of portable sound systems, musical instruments, a 25-piece rhythm band instrument set, art supplies (watercolors, tracing pads, sketchbooks, clay, etc.), drum-line, mat cutters, and matting supplies to showcase student artwork, and have provided for visiting artists on our campuses.
The Art Show supports the Arts programs at all St. George's campuses:
Theater performances this year included The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee (nominated for four awards in the Orpheum’s Memphis High School Musical Theater Awards), Annie, Jr.; Aristocats, Jr.; To Kill A Mockingbird; and The Pied Piper.
After auditioning with approximately 600 students, four students earned a place in the All-West Honor Choir. One student advanced to All-State Honor Choir.
The upper school choir was invited to perform the National Anthem prior to a Grizzlies game at the FedEx Forum; earned second place in the Festival Disney Competition in Orlando; and participated in the WTVMEA Senior High Choral Festival, receiving a combined performance score of 11.5 and a sweep- stakes placque for its overall showing.
After successfully auditioning, talented sixth grade students performed in the prestigious West Tennessee Festival Choir in February.
Two SGIS students were among 20 students selected from a three-state region to participate in AP Drawing at the Memphis College of Art.
Eleven students were recognized in the regional Mid-South Scholastic Art Exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. One sophomore ranked in the top 1% becoming a National Silver Medalists.
Six upper school students competed in the West Tennessee District Forensics Tournament. One student earned third place and one earned fourth place, qualifying them for the state tournament.
St. George’s was one of four schools in the Memphis area selected to create a collaborative painting for the “Finding Rothko” exhibit at the Germantown Performing Arts Center.
One sophomore received First Place Prize in the Bird Dog Foundation art contest. Her award winning painting also won the Overall Division Prize for high school as well.
A junior student received First Place in the "Art for Animals" national contest sponsored by the National Anti-Vivisection Society.
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