Princeton Day School is honored to welcome three inspiring artists to campus in April for our Imagine the Possibilities artist residency program this year: Grace Lin, Melissa Sweet, and Kelsey Burns '10.
On April 16 and 17, Grace Lin will be on campus. 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 National Book Award finalist. Read more about Grace Lin at www.gracelin.com. Ms. Lin's artwork will also be displayed in the Anne Reid '72 Art Gallery from April 2 through April 26.
Melissa Sweet, illustrator, author, and Caldecott Award Honor Medalist, will join us on April 18 and 19. 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.
PDS is honored to welcome alumna Kelsey Burns '10 on April 26 and 27. Burns is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. 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).
Imagine the Possibilities is an annual Princeton Day School program made possible through the John D. Wallace, Jr. '78 Memorial Guest Artist Series Fund that brings authors, illustrators, and poets to campus to work directly with students in a variety of ways. 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, two decades later, 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.
For more about the program, visit our Imagine the Possibilities webpage here.