The Spectrum

Independent study offers artists time to explore

Independent study offers artists time to explore

Maxine Whitely, Editor InDepth

February 8, 2016

“It’s a very improvisational class, to say the least,” notes Gavin Siegert ’16, one of the three members of an art independent study that came to fruition through an odd series of events. Amy Juang ’16 summarizes the path to the class’s creation: “more than 2/3 of our Design class dropped ...

Expanding his palette: Mr. Colburn’s sabbatical

Expanding his palette: Mr. Colburn’s sabbatical

Eva Berezovsky, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016

Second semester is upon us: students are all continuing to walk familiar halls, greeting our familiar friends, and taking familiar notes. Despite the doses of familiarity that students and the majority of teachers are facing, Bill Colburn, the Drawing and Painting teacher and Blake’s long-time sour...

Ages of Collaboration

Ages of Collaboration

Sneha Sinha and Sarah Weinshel

September 29, 2015

While many Blake students were packing up and heading out for vacation this summer, a group of students encompassing all three divisions of our school, alongside Middle School art teacher Seexeng Lee, returned to school to work on an art mural in the Middle School tunnel. During the rigorous five day pr...

New student-led structure of Martha Bennett Gallery

New student-led structure of Martha Bennett Gallery

Annie O'Connell, InDepth Editor

September 29, 2015

The Martha Bennett Gallery of the Upper School, historically headed by the Blake arts faculty, presents new possibilities with a switch in leadership towards sole student control.  In September, six selected student art enthusiasts act as the curatorial committee for the gallery, managing all thing...

New pieces from the Bennett Gallery

New pieces from the Bennett Gallery

October 31, 2013

Edward the Orca, by Jerry                                                Hot Flowers with Grapes, by Unkown Check out the new art in the Martha Bennett Gallery by artists from PRI (Partnership Resources Inc.), which is a service for adults with developmental disabilities. Blake's community partner Partne...

Challenging Assumptions through Art: 2012 Installment of Blake Collects Invites Discomfort

Jonah Sandy, Page Editor

August 23, 2012

With the beginning of a new school year comes ample opportunity for change. While one might expect more of the same in returning to Blake’s halls next week, evidently art teacher and Martha Bennett gallery curator Bob Teslow seeks to juxtapose different perspectives through this year’s first Blake Coll...

Larger Than Life: Exploring perspective in new Walker exhibit “Lifelike”

Sanjana Srivastava '14, Staff Writer

April 27, 2012

If you go to the Walker, careful—don’t sit on the chairs, throw anything away, or use the elevator. The Walker Art Museum currently hosts an exhibit called Lifelike, a collection of sculptures, drawings, photographs, films, and paintings crafted in extreme realism with an emphasis on the overlooked,...

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