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Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m.: School board meeting
Friday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.: Winter strings concert
GSB unveils online gallery of arts and literature
By Anne Plummer, seventh- and eighth-grade writing teacher
We are pleased to announce a new enrichment activity beginning in February – the GSB Online Gallery of Arts and Literature, an online exhibit for writers, artists, musicians, and performers of Great Salt Bay Community School.
Our mission is to provide a performance platform for the GSB learning community. Writers, artists, musicians, and performers work hard on their craft and greatly benefit from sharing before an audience. This online gallery is a collection of “personal best” performances and just a snapshot of the collective talent contained within the walls of GSB.
Students will meet weekly during lunch recess with Anne Plummer to curate exhibitions, report on art, and work on their own projects. Regular contributors include Brooke Rethman, Caitlin Cass, Riley Stevenson, Isaac Russell, Honora Boothby, Marina McManus, Andrew Lyndaker, Tasha Anderson, Maddy Russ, Sonny Cumming, Anne Plummer, and Laurie Chandler. See their “Artist Pages” for bio and artist statements. Other contributors so far include Lizzie Ober, and GSB graduates Jonathan Riley, Katie Riley, and Kelsey Webber. We look forward to many more!
Our monthly features include “Spotlight Artist,” an interview with a GSB student or staff member who is actively engaged as a writer, artist, musician, or performer, a student art gallery, and an alumni art gallery. There will also be literary and philosophy discussion groups, and other postings related to the GSB artist community. The evolving format is similar to a monthly magazine, and it is open to additional features as interests expand.
In addition to our ongoing collection of original writing and artwork, there will be a series of monthly themed exhibitions. All submissions will be considered, providing the work is original, fits the theme, and is exceptional in terms of quality and meeting grade-level standards. February’s submission theme is fantasy. We are looking for any writing and artwork that demonstrates a fantasy theme.
We hope this platform inspires students and staff to shine their light in celebration of a new year of art and literature at GSB. Here is the link to the GSB Online Gallery of Arts and Literature: gsbshowcase.wordpress.com.
For more information and/or to submit work, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSB welcomes a Kieve Educator in Residence
By Kasie Taylor
Hello, my name is Kasie Taylor. I am from 30 minutes northeast of Richmond, Va., but moved to Nobleboro last March to work at The Leadership School at Kieve. There, we empower people to contribute positively to society by promoting the values of kindness, respect for others, and environmental stewardship. The Leadership School program takes place during the spring and fall months. In the winter, we bring Kieve to certain schools throughout the state. This winter, I have the pleasure of working with Great Salt Bay Community School from Jan. 5-March 17. For my time here at GSB, I will be maintaining a weekly blog, which can be found at mywinteratgsb.blogspot.com. When I am not at Kieve, I can be found either training at the local YMCA or admiring the beautiful trails offered throughout New England area.