The Spectrum

Exploring Doodling’s Dual Purposes

Bernadette Whitely and Julia Blum

December 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake, TOP STORIES

Many students have different methods to keep focused in a activities such as a long class discussion or a test. These mannerisms become automatic and natural to many students. Molly Liston ‘22, explains that doodling in class can help her stay focused especially if the doodle has to do with the topic i...

Getting Behind the Scenes of the Gallery

Getting Behind the Scenes of the Gallery

Zoe Wellik, Staff Writer

September 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake, Student Artists

Grade lounges and other seating areas are filled daily with the same routine of friends in the moments before class in the morning. However, between the original Northrop building and the science wing is a beacon of the four Upper School grades as a collective: the Martha Bennett Gallery. This school...

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

William Lyman, Features Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Artwork @ Blake, NEWS, Student Artists, TOP STORIES

Returning to the Martha Bennett Gallery is the “Back to School” exhibition, curated by Sara Gregor ‘19 and Azalea Hallin-Graber ‘19. The installation features all forms of art created and submitted by students during the summer season, a diverse collection of personal expression. The exhibit...

Martha Bennett Gallery displays new prints

Martha Bennett Gallery displays new prints

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake

The current Martha Bennett Gallery exhibit features work personal to art teacher Brian Sago. Karl Bethke, with his exhibit entitled “A Visual History of Rorke’s Drift,” was Sago’s printmaking and color theory teacher in college and now serves as his artistry and printmaking mentor. Sago, ten y...

Feminist Art

Feminist Art

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under Artwork @ Blake, NEWS, Student Artists

Maya Chadda '19 had ten of her pieces of artwork published in the blog "Girls Right the World" on April 25, 2017. Chadda was put in touch with the publisher of the blog through the sophomore dean, Anne Rubin. Her pieces seek to promote feminism by viewing past expectations of women through the l...

Sense of Touch

Zoe Wellik, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, Artwork @ Blake

In a high school such as Blake, teachers often tell students to reach outside the classroom to find educational events and interactions to further independent learning. After all, it isn’t as if the rest of our lives after high school will be spent in school for eight hours a day, studying, and fill...

Engaging all senses in art

Engaging all senses in art

Averi Sullivan, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


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Synesthesia: a condition in which one sense or part of the body is simultaneously perceived by one or more additional sense. Another form of synesthesia joins objects – letters, shapes, numbers,  names – with a sensory perception such as smell, color or flavor. Bill Colburn explains, “When you see ...

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