Imagine the Possibilities
The program began in 1996 with the idea of having an artist spend the day on campus and visit classes in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School.
Now, the program has doubled in size and scope, with multiple artists spending two days each on campus, while engaging in division assembly presentations, classroom workshops, and autographing sessions.
Each year, Program Coordinator Bev Gallagher matches up teachers and artists in a variety of ways to best enhance the experience for the entire community. The artists are chosen up to a year in advance, giving the teachers a chance to build curriculum around their visits.
Ms. Gallagher notes, “Each year I get to dream again and imagine ways to inspire our community. I feel honored and privileged to have worked on this program for all these years. What started out as a one-year program has truly grown into something amazing. My colleagues find remarkable ways to use the artists and their talents, allowing for spectacular visits.”
April 16 & 17, 2018
Grace Lin is a Newbery Award-winning author and illustrator, whose books include Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Lin received an Honorable Mention for The Year of the Dog from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. Her most recent book, When the Sea Turned to Silver was a National Book Award finalist. Read more about Grace Lin at www.gracelin.com.
April 18 & 19, 2018
Melissa Sweet is an illustrator, author, and Caldecott Award Honor Medalist. Her books include Carmine: A Little More Red, a New York Times Best Illustrated book; Tupelo Rides the Rails; Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, and, most recently, Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White, a New York Times bestseller that also received an NCTE Orbis Pictus award. Visit www.melissasweet.net for more.
April 26 & 27, 2018
Kelsey Burns ‘10 is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, as well as a Princeton Day School alumna. She has completed fellowships with the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, the Gibney Dance Center, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program. Burns has taught at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and Princeton University, and was formerly an internationally ranked salsa dancer (#9 in the world in 2012). Visit Kelsey Burns on Instagram @kelsinmotion.
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· Mark Fearing