Saturday, May 19, 2012
Regardless of your favorite media, head to the Watchung Hills Regional Arts Festival for the best shows in town.
From graphic arts to photography, dance to theater—and two giant composite drawings of outgoing Principal Tom DiGanci—there's a lot to take in at the Watchung Hills Regional Arts Festival. Her's a brisk introduction to the many displays and presentations at the show—tonight's the last night, so be sure to head over and enjoy. The doors open at 7 p.m. The dance and theater performances begin at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students—and seniors admitted at no charge.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Visit the Watchung Arts Center before April 28 to enjoy "As Seen Through Our Eyes."
Monday, April 16, 2012
The Watchung Arts Center invites the public to view the exciting April Exhibitions running through April 28, including the work of 18 young artists and two teachers from Watchung Hills Regional. The Upper Gallery will feature “As Seen Through our Eyes…” — Work of Watchung Hills Regional High School Students and Their Teachers. The show includes 10 works by Brian Dursee and Vincent Colabella, co-curators of the show, which display an ongoing need to express what they see and experience. Dursee and Colabella take from the natural order and reconfigure what they see and feel. The artwork becomes a way of honoring the journey of one’s life. American artist Charles Sheeler said, “Photography is nature seen from the eyes outwards. Painting is …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Students perform musical based on Louisa May Alcott's classic.
Watchung Hills Regional's Script and Cue opened its spring musical production Thursday, with a full audience ready to enjoy "Little Women, the Musical." The show opened on Broadway in 2005, with a story written by Allan Knee, along with music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. The school production is directed by Douglas Eaton (who also created the set designs), with musical direction by Angela DiIorio, choreography by Marisa Impalli, and costumes designed by Carolyn Needham. Other key members of the production include Assistant Director Sianna Simon, Chris Valenti (lighting design and technical director), Stage Manager Laura Thomson, Rick Clark (sound), and Kate Griffin (scenic artist and crew supervisor). The cast includes …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
After several comments about change in department, several board members responded.
A group of about a dozen Watchung Hills Regional High School students attended Monday's meeting to demonstrate their concerns over recent changes in the Arts Department. At its Sept. 8 meeting, the school's board of education placed supervision of the Arts Department under World Languages Supervisor Brad Commerford. The move created a new, interdisciplinary department of World Languages, Arts and Culture, and some students, parents and board members said they believed the change represents a reduction of support for the department.