Students from Oakwood Friends School and the Spackenkill community came together to paint a collaborative Black Lives Matter mural created by high school senior Mary Haddad. Using a unique paint-by-number design style, this inclusive project involved students from both communities at the middle and high school levels. Never having met before, the students collaborated on this project that took over 320 hours in two and a half months in the hopes of combining their efforts to make an impact in the fight to stop racism.
The Oakwood Friends School Spring Musical Production will be a unique experience this year! Rather than one full-length production, the Music and Drama Departments in association with Music Theater International will be producing four ten-minute musicals. These four plays, The Answering Machine, A Most Average Musical, The Hipster Sister, and The Facebook Fighter will be performed for the school both in-person and via stream Friday and Saturday, May 21st and 22nd at 7:30 PM.
Continuing our Arts Lecture Series, we will welcome painter Fredericka Foster on April 22nd at 7PM. Fredericka is primarily a perceptual oil painter, using imagination to explore the rhythms and forms that appear on the canvas. The colors she chooses are arbitrary, and paint is layered until she sees movement and life. The interaction of water and light is what interests her, and by painting water without a horizon, she is able to capture its abstract nature.
We're continuing our Virtual Arts Lecture series on April 1st at 6:30 PM with Jhanaë Bonnick, a Caribbean-American AEA Stage Manager and Administrator based in New York City.
Join the Oakwood Drama Department as they host a Virtual Winter Play - 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine. This tongue-in-cheek comedy features original music by Arts Chair and Music Director Ted Messerschmidt.
We're continuing our Virtual Arts Lecture series with percussionist Elizabeth Pupo-Walker on Thursday February 11th. Elizabeth received her B.A. from the University of Kentucky and has been studying percussion since 1990. Her primary focus has been the research of Afro-Cuban percussion.
Virtual Arts Lecture Series Continues with Dr. Baljinder Sekhon, Assistant Professor of Composition at Penn State University
Continuing its series of virtual lectures given by prominent visual and performing artists this year, the Oakwood Arts Department will host Dr. Baljinder Sekhon, Assistant Professor of Composition at Penn State University.
Introducing Oakwood's BIPOC Joy Alumni Spotlight Series initiated by the Oakwood Alumni Council. In this series we will be checking in with Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) alumni to find out where life has taken them, what they're passionate about, and more.