RFH Night of the Arts

June 19th, 2015



“RFH Night of the Arts” Features

Art and Music by Award-Winning Students

RFH senior John Esposito demonstrates his technique as part of a presentation by students at the Night of the Arts Juried Art Show.

Rumson – The annual “RFH Night of the Arts” spotlighting the spring concert and student art exhibit took place at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School on the evening of Thursday, May 28th.

This year’s event featured artwork and musical performances by RFH students who were honored at the Monmouth County Teen Arts Festival held on March 19th and 20th at Brookdale Community College –

  • The RFH Jazz Choir performed for the opening of the Teen Arts Festival
  •         The RFH Jazz Orchestra received the prized “Top of the Top” designation for the third consecutive year
  • Based on their performance, a jazz ensemble comprised of RFH students including Paddy Ahimovic and Christopher Fahey was invited to perform at the Monmouth County Art Education Awards ceremony
  • RFH art students Taylor Blewett, Becca Ley, and Lauren Mueller were named “Top of the Top” in visual arts.

“RFH Night of the Arts” attendees enjoyed the RFH spring concert including performances by Concert Band, Jazz Orchestra, Chorus, and String Ensemble as well as solo acts.

They also viewed the creations of RFH art students at the school’s eleventh annual Juried Art Show. The following RFH students received Juried Awards –


  • Best Portfolio – Janie DeVito
  • Best in Show – Becca Ley
  • Art without Borders – Becca Ley
  • OWL Awards (Named for RFH Art Teachers Kate Okeson, Zach Wilson, and Kristen Lanfrank) – Hannah Anderson, Lauren Mueller, and Megan Volker
  • 1st Place Works on Paper – Maggie Boyce-Blanchard
  • 2nd Place Works on Paper – John Esposito
  • 1st Place Painting – John Esposito
  • 1st Place Pastel – Julia Wagner
  • 1st Place Sculpture – Becca Ley
  • 2nd Place Sculpture (tie) – Zoe Lichtig and Max Taffin
  • 1st Place Ceramic – Nija McQueen
  • 2nd Place Ceramic – Sophie Gendelman
  • 1st Place Jewelry – Katie Ebner
  • 2nd Place Jewelry – Taylor Blewett



Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Press Release Writer

mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885