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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Eva Stegic 23 works on her portrait

Current Painting Projects

Sofia Perlman, Sci-Tech & Perspectives Editor June 1, 2022

In Block 3 painting with Bill Colburn, students were tasked with creating a painting inspired by the human condition. Prior to this, they had done two smaller assignments painting hands and zoomed in parts...

Robin Grant’s watercolor painting entitled “Pig,” is featured in the gallery’s online Parent Show. Grant is the parent of two lower school children. They began exploring art last year through an online art class and they have grown to love it.

Martha Bennett Gallery Moves Online, Shows Parent Artwork

Zoey Ueland, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

The Martha Bennett Gallery serves as a place to mix art with community and showcase budding artists separate from a regular class at school. Additionally, it celebrates people in the community while simultaneously...

Art, Music Aids Stress Relief

Art, Music Aids Stress Relief

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer December 7, 2020
Student’s use creativity to cope
“A Melting Future” by Alexa Hatcher ‘23. Acrylic on canvas.

Martha Bennett Gallery Goes Online

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...

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

Martha Bennett Gallery Goes Online

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

Back to School Gallery Installation Opens

“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...

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