Blair's fine-arts program is a great example of how multifaceted you can be at Blair. The football team captain also loves photography. The girl who is passionate about math and science is also an excellent painter. You can bring your passions and interests into the studio as you grow and try different ideas.
Luke Corrado '18, new jersey
Featuring unique depth, breadth and diversity of experience, Blair’s vibrant arts program inspires students to participate at every level and prepares them to become true artists. Our wide-ranging curriculum allows kids to explore many different mediums or master just one, and mixes the traditional with the contemporary. In the fine arts, that means offering classes in drawing, painting, ceramics and film photography, as well as video, architecture, design and digital photography. Likewise, Blair’s theatre, vocal and instrumental music groups perform broad repertoires that challenge students technically and conceptually.
At Blair, art is not just a creative outlet, but also an ingrained part of the curriculum and the academic day. Our student-artists—whether experienced practitioners who wish to pursue careers in the arts or curious individuals who just want to try something new—have access to top-notch, on-campus performance and creative spaces; trips to performances and world-renowned museums in New York City and Philadelphia; exposure to visiting artists through the endowed Bartow Series and Romano Gallery exhibits; individual instruction from conservatory-trained musicians and accomplished artists; and frequent opportunities to exhibit and perform on and off campus. Creativity is intentionally woven into our curriculum, across disciplines and throughout our community: Your inner artist will thrive at Blair.
Dec 10 to Jan 12
The Romano Gallery
Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts
Deborah Slahta explores the vessel as a three-dimensional canvas, creating finely crafted Raku and stoneware ceramics with geometric constructions and patterned motifs on their surfaces. Known for her precise designs, the artist’s work underscores the spectacular nature of the Raku experience, where colors sometimes develop and disappear in a split second. Because the firing is extreme and, at times, uncontrollable, Ms. Slahta embraces the magic of smoke permeating the clay body, coloring it from gray to black, crackling lines on glossy glazes, and adding metallic lusters and a rainbow of colors in glazes formulated with copper, cobalt and iron oxides—each step constituting a moment flash-frozen in time.
Click here to view the full list of exhibitions for 2018-2019.