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  • Lahey Hospital Displays Barsi's Work

    Visual Arts department chair Becky Barsi may be known around campus as Derryfield’s resident art guru, but now her creations are finding their way off campus as well. This summer, her photographic collage titled “With These Hands” will be installed at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, MA as part of the clinic’s permanent art collection....
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  • Hu ‘19 Wins Two National Awards

    Even if you’ve never met her, you’ve probably seen her artwork. Throughout her four years at Derryfield, the creations of Ada Hu ‘19 have decorated many a wall around campus, from her elaborate sculptures on display in the Lyceum Gallery to her intricate underwater scene hung near the library. Fittingly, she is headed off to the Rhode Island School of Design next fall, and she is picking up a few more accolades along the way....
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  • FRESH: Young Alumni Artists

    The Derryfield School Lyceum Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of FRESH, a group exhibition of work by recent Derryfield School alumni. The exhibition will feature photographs, drawings, and animation by recent alumni, Crystal Xie '18, Megan Farr '18, and Victoria Imbriano '17....
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  • Derryfield Presents "All in the Timing"

    In what the New York Times has called “a madcap evening of six fast and ferociously funny comedies, spinning hilarity out of words,”  All in the Timing by David Ives will be presented by The Derryfield School Theatre Company on May 17 & 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nancy S. Boettiger Theater....
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  • Visual Arts Champions

    Creative Arts Department Co-Chair Becky Barsi has long described the Scholastic Art Award program as the championships of visual art; this year Derryfield had plenty of champions. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. It is consitered our country's most competitive juried art competition for students in grades 7-12....
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  • The Addams Family: Familiar Family, New Faces

    The magnificently macabre, spectacularly eccentric Addams Family, headed by mustachioed patriarch Gomez, has been a staple of American popular culture for nearly sixty years, but Derryfield’s upcoming production of The Addams Family: A New Musical featuring the clan is decidedly fresh-faced....
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  • Lyceum Gallery Presents "Revitalize with Nature"

    The Derryfield School Lyceum Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Revitalize with Nature, a solo exhibition of landscape photography by Vermont-based artist, Brenda Petrella. The exhibition will feature photographs primarily taken in and around Vermont as well as some photos taken during Petrella’s travels to the Yukon. Petrella’s work reminds us that we are a part of nature and not separate from it....
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  • Patrick Dunfey: Visiting Artist

    The Lyceum Gallery’s first exhibition of the 2018-2019 season, Hover: Works by Patrick Dunfey showcased a selection of Dunfey's paintings from the early 1990s to present day. Within this selection, one can notice reoccurring themes in Dunfey's work (single object focus, interest in landscape and nature, use of a limited color palette), as well as ways he has changed his art-making practice in terms of scale and his flow between precision and abstraction....
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  • “Machine” by Crystal Xie ’18

    Exploring Creativity

    Just as Derryfield offers honors and AP courses for those students who want to pursue an academic subject at a more rigorous level, the capstone experience in the visual arts department is the year-long series of electives dubbed “Advanced Studio Art.” Creative Arts department chair Mrs. Barsi notes that “the course is designed to allow students to work on individually directed goals, to create meaningful and fully developed artwork that reflects advanced knowledge of the visual arts, creativity, ingenuity, and self-expression.”
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  • Middle School Takes on MusicX Innovation Challenge

    Innovation took on a new meaning in the Middle School this past spring. As Derryfield places a growing emphasis on teaching students 21st century skills, Middle School head Mr. Blaisdell has been working in collaboration with Dr. Masoni in the STEMX department to incorporate these skills into the curriculum. Particularly, they prioritize “design thinking,” which is defined as “a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems....”
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