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Martha Bennett Gallery Goes Online

“A Melting Future” by Alexa Hatcher ‘23. Acrylic on canvas.

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Since the governor’s social distancing order, the Martha Bennett Gallery Curatorial Team has experienced unexpected cancelations of their exhibits and shows; in spite of these complications, they have found creative new ways to share their exhibits through social media.  Due to COVID-19 changes, the Curatorial Team...

Martha Bennett Gallery Goes Online

“A Melting Future” by Alexa Hatcher ‘23. Acrylic on canvas.

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

Since the governor’s social distancing order, the Martha Bennett Gallery Curatorial Team has experienced unexpected cancelations of their exhibits and shows; in spite of these complications, they have found creative new ways to share their exhibits through social media.  Due to COVID-19 changes, the Curatorial Team...

Individuality Showcased on Laptop Case

Individuality Showcased on Laptop Case

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

Laptop stickers and cases are one of the most common ways students express themselves. Many students have laptop cases because they're protective and come in fun colors. Another main reason so many laptops have cases is because students are not allowed to put stickers straight on their laptops. Precious J...

Students Appreciate Unique Minneapolis Institute of Art

Students Appreciate Unique Minneapolis Institute of Art

Jack Prince, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2019

Holding more than 90,000 works of art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA)  draws visitors from all across the world. Established in 1883, the museum is home to art spanning across 5,000 years of history. The museum’s free general admission, art classes for young and old, is the reason why over...

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Noor Naseer, News Editor

November 4, 2019

Step 1: You need to find the perfect pumpkin. I found this pumpkin at Cub Foods in Knollwood mall for $4.99. Others prefer a pumpkin patch, but either way, you have to find the pumpkin that speaks to you. Personally, the stem of my pumpkin spoke to me. After the cashier at Cub Foods asked me what my p...

Separating Art From the Artist

Separating Art From the Artist

Emma Martinez Sutton, Perspectives Editor

March 13, 2019

The February issue of Perspectives took on a complicated and immensely relevant topic: separating art from the artist. Since its publication, the ongoing R. Kelly scandal and a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged victims have drawn more attention to the topic at hand. R. Kelly is at the cen...

Reflecting on Newly Designed Art Curriculum

Reflecting on Newly Designed Art Curriculum

Mallika Malaviya, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019

This school year, the structure of class configurations has taken a huge turn in the arts program. This program now separates beginning level classes for subjects such as drawing and painting and those classes are followed by separated advanced classes that build off of the beginners classes. This all...

Humans at Blake: Kai Sovell

Humans at Blake: Kai Sovell

Sarina Dev, Creative Director

November 30, 2018

“I want to be somebody who does everything,” explains Kai Sovell ‘19.  Both an aspiring artist and scientist, she is strongly influenced by her mixed heritage: her mother Jaye Lee, a music major and pianist, immigrated from Seoul, South Korea when she was 30 years old and her father Chase Sovell g...

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

William Lyman, Features Editor

September 9, 2018

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...

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical’s uniqueness

Cast, crew of Once on This Island provide insight on musical's uniqueness

Shira Aronow and Anna Johns

March 10, 2018

The Blake School musical Once on This Island opens Friday, March 9, and the cast and crew agree their hard work has come together to make a great show. Members of the cast have loved participating in this musical on and off the stage during rehearsal and speak to how it was as a commitment. Anika Hahn ‘2...

New exhibit in the Bennett Gallery entitled “Water: Blake and Beyond”

The pieces showcased in the gallery are created by students from kindergarten through twelfth grade and even by some faculty members.

November 29, 2017

The new exhibit in the Bennett Gallery entitled "Water: Blake and Beyond" will be on display until December 2nd when the pieces will be sold. All proceeds will go towards building a sustainable water filtration system in Bogotà Colombia. ...

Open Mic Night loses popularity

Hazel DeHapporte '19 performs at Open Mic Night on November 10th.

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2017

Graduation requirements include art. Senior speeches are frequently given on the perks of taking art courses and branching out through classes from Drawing and Painting to Ceramics. The visual arts are well supported in our community. More than just that, musical arts courses are offered as well; ch...

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