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Artist Alexa Meade Visits Newark Academy

Written by Jamie Paradis ’20. In the middle of spirit week, the art department hosted the innovative artist and illusionist Alexa Meade. Meade is known for her unique artwork in which she paints 2D patterns onto 3D objects, creating “the … Continue reading

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Fall Gallery Exhibit by Paul & Irene Aspell

A recent exhibit by artists Irene and Paul Aspell in the David Teiger Gallery incorporated both their sensibilities, combining Paul’s ceramic plates and Irene’s paintings. The artists have been married for 37 years. Paul Aspell, who taught at Newark Academy … Continue reading

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Patio Pride 2019

On National Coming Out Day, October 11th, the Newark Academy community hosted Patio Pride, an event celebrating LGBTQ+ identities. The event was made possible with the support of the NA Office of Equity & Inclusion, Offices of Student Activities, and … Continue reading

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Bitter Fruit Review

Newark Academy students Annika Imanpudi ’21 and Samantha Parelli ’21 recently co-founded Bitter Fruit Review, an independent literary and arts magazine by and for teens. The new Editors-in-Chief, along with Senior Arts Editor Silvy Zhou ’21, have combined their experience … Continue reading

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Student Reviews of Summer Art Programs

Interviews and write-up by Jamie Paradis ’20. Newark Academy students often spend their summers honing their creative craft in programs outside of NA. Here, students Ben Chaddha, Lori Hashasian, Jamie Paradis, Kaitlin Weiss, and Silvy Zhou reflect on their experiences … Continue reading

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Parents’ Night Artwork

Newark Academy parents had the opportunity to meet teachers, advisors, fellow parents, and to learn more about NA curriculum at Parents’ Night 2019. As a bonus, they enjoyed a display of student artwork in the David Teiger ’47 Gallery. The … Continue reading

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“It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”: Chameleon at Essentially Ellington 2019

In 2019 the Newark Academy Jazz Program, directed by Julius Tolentino, performed for its 5th time at the prestigious Essentially Ellington Festival. This excerpt, “It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it ain’t got that Swing),” features vocalist Sammi Powell ’19. … Continue reading

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Fall Art Exhibit Featuring Cat Delett

Cat Delett, a Maplewood resident and passionate artist, is featured this fall in the Teiger Art Gallery. During Delett’s gallery discussion with the IB and Advanced Art Classes, she described herself as a “narrative artist.” Many of her pieces incorporate … Continue reading

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Ava Sharahy Earns NCTE Achievement Award for Writing

Each year, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) hosts awards in a range of subjects and for different age groups. This year, Ava Sharahy (’20) was one of 15 11th grade winners from the state of New Jersey … Continue reading

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Digital Art by Elaine Brodie

Newark Academy Arts Department Head Elaine Brodie created these pieces on her iPad using an Apple Pencil and an app that allows the Pencil to function like various media. For example, Walpack Church and Peter’s Valley Barn were done in … Continue reading

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Artwork by Deborah Dixler

Artwork in progress by retired Arts Department faculty member and graphic designer Deborah Dixler. You can follow Ms. Dixler’s new artwork on Instagram.

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James Blume Earns NCTE Achievement Award for Writing

This essay by James Blume ’19 was part of a portfolio of work that earned a 2018 NCTE Achievement Award for Superior Writing. The Illustrated Generation To the great disdain of my parents and utter delight of his high school … Continue reading

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