June 6, 2012 – 8th Annual Fine and Performing Arts Show

June 24th, 2012

RUMSON- On the evening of Thursday, June 7th, RFH will be transformed into an art gallery and performance space, featuring artwork from every art student in the studio art program, entire portfolios from the senior art students, and the music program’s Spring Concert. Additionally, the Night of the Arts adds works from film and video club students with a full program of film screenings. The visual arts show will welcome five professional artists and affiliates to art galleries to evaluate the work and award ribbons in several categories. 

Kristen Lanfrank, one of the art teachers, remarked “we believe they deserve to have a show entirely dedicated to their creations.” Every student taking art is submitting at least one piece, up to his or her choice, with seniors submitting portfolios. Altogether, more than 500 pieces will be juried in a number of categories, including best painting, best pastel, best sculpture, best ceramic, best in show, best portfolio, best pencil, best film/video, best prints/photos, and best functional sculpture. Lanfrank added that the students are very excited about the upcoming show and seeing the year’s labors as one large presentation.


The gymnasium is the location for the artworks, and includes the portfolio section where more than a dozen senior art students will set up their entire collections, consisting of 12 to 15 pieces each. Just like during a professional art show, seniors will stand beside their work to answer any questions and talk about the inspiration behind their pieces.


The judging will be done by professional artists and arts related professionals who will follow a rubric that consists of craftsmanship, creativity, use of the medium and overall balance of the piece. The judges will fill out evaluations and then come together as a group to collectively pick their top choices.

The Annual Spring Concert will highlight works from the Solo Singers, Percussion Ensemble,  Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Big Band, as well as the Symphonic Band. Music will range from classically arranged works to student compositions and everything in between. 


The 5th Annual Film Festival will screen club members’ works as well as selections from the 60 second Film Challenge. RFH’s pilot new media program, Paper & Tape will also be screening their video pieces. 

The art show will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gym. The Spring Concert will be held in the Auditorium beginning at 7pm. The film screenings will begin at 6pm in the Instrumental Music Room. 



For more information, please contact:
Kate Okeson, RFHRHS Public Relations 

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