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An Expressive Evening

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An Expressive Evening, organized by the MUSES (MMFA’s teen council), was a chance for local teens to hang out at the Museum and enjoy the myriad talents of their peers.  The inspiring event included the following

ExpressiveEvening blog7– Slideshows of student artwork and Sensational Still Life, the exhibition of student art currently on view
– Vishwadha Gunda from LAMP who performed traditional Indian dance
– Mary Elise Thornton, an operatic singer from BTW, who sang “Caro Mio Ben”
– A commercial break by the BTW Musical Theater Group
– Performances by Festival Ballet Arts, including a dance based on a Degas painting
– Speed painting set to an acoustic duet by students at LAMP
– An original poem based on Ford Crull’s In the Realm of the Fantastic by Sarah Phillips of Home School
– Jennifer and Bailey Vinson of Home School performing in the Rotunda, including an original song

A portion of Sarah Phillips’ poem “Imagination” about In the Realm of the Fantastic encapsulates the spirit of the evening:

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“Filling us with visions in the dark of the night,
Pulling us away from our daily plights,
It is the spark that makes our hearts ignite,
The ever-changing, never-ending,
Wonderfully transcending, imagination.”

Alice Novak
Curator of Education