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Sharan Gill    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
While her artwork now hangs in the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, lines the hallways of Elson and is displayed in the Gelb Gallery, Molly Magnell ’14 entered Andover with little technical skill despite her passion and talent for art.“When I came to Andover, I knew nothing about drawing in terms of realism. Looking back my portfolio was terrible. I was so intimidated stepping into my first art class after the basic one: Drawing I. We were doing all this stuff with proportions, lighting and...
Julia Boyd & Alexis Lefft    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Coming from a family of artists, Shanice Pimentel ’14 was surrounded by the rich conceptions and histories of art even at an early age. Pimentel vividly recalls sitting next to her aunt, who is from the Dominican Republic, and watching her brush strokes create dimension and color on a white campus as she painted. Now, Pimentel hopes to pursue art as a main course of study in college.At Andover, Pimentel started further exploring art in her Lower year. “I took Art 304 [Drawing 1] with [Elaine]...
Julia Donovan    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
“Salvador Joey” reads the signature on the first successful portraiture by Joey Salvo ’14, a headshot of Salvador Dalí that he created in seventh grade. He has continued exploring portraiture ever since and has since become a passionate visual artist and skilled portraitist.“It all begins with the eyes,” said Salvo. “As long as the eyes are right, the picture captures the essence of the person you are illustrating.” Through both simple sketches of friends on Post-It notes and elaborate colored...
Chloe Lee    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
For Sierra Jamir ’14, art is the constant that has remained with her through the six times her family has moved.Since the age of three, Jamir has been drawing almost every day. As a child, she often drew cartoons with her father.“In elementary school, I made comic books every week. I made a whole series once, with ten books, ten pages each, in third grade. It was something I was always strong in, something I always knew how to do,” said Jamir.“At Andover, I was pretty involved in my first two...
Charlotte Berry & Kalina Ko    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
At 3 a.m., Emilia Figliomeni ’14 sat wrapped in green and tan blankets in the basement of Stevens with several scriptwriters during the 24-Hour Film Labs. Fourteen hours worth of script writing, filming and editing later, she stood in the crowded Underwood Room, proudly watching the screening of the movies.“I really felt like I had helped or ... maybe shared my love of film with some people,” said Figliomeni, a three-year Senior from Bologna, Italy.Figliomeni’s love of film began in sixth...
Sara Luzuriaga    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tackling topics of race and identity in his spoken-word poetry, acting and hip-hop dancing, Rob Rush ’14 makes his audience reconsider any preconceived notions they may have had about those subjects.“Dance is how I express myself when I run out of words or don’t feel like verbal communication is necessary,” said Rush. “Acting, however, I see in the same way as my poetry: it gives me another outlet express my opinions and perceptions through a more creative venue. In my poetry, I talk about many...
Julia Boyd & Sara Luzuriaga    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Amidst complicated set lists, extravagant set designs and hectic costume fittings, Adam Brody ’14, Esther Cohen ’14 and Casey Durant ’14, can be found at the center of all the action during the weekly DramaLabs – and loving every minute of it.As the DramaLab Producers, Brody, Cohen and Durant oversee the production and execution of brief plays, all of which are entirely student-directed and student-performed. Each Friday night, students, faculty and parents gather in a large crowd in the...
Tiffany Bauman    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Every day, Caroline Sambuco ’14 spends two and a half to three hours singing.“Music has become the defining aspect of my Andover experience. Most people don’t realize this, but I actually spend an equal amount of time, if not more, practicing my music than a varsity athlete, whether I am practicing solo or in one of my various ensembles,” said Sambuco.When Sambuco began her Junior year at Andover, she never imagined that classical singing would turn out to be her passion. Even though she...
Julia Donovan    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Maita Eyzaguirre ’14’s passion for musical composition began only three years ago when she fell in lovewith the simple 16-measure composition assignments she was given in her Music 235-A class. With a musical background and skills on the piano and viola, Eyzaguirre challenged herself with every assignment, working extensively to make her compositions as complex and interesting as possible.Since then, she has taken full advantage of the music programs at Andover, joining the Academy...
Jessica Lee    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
When Harvey Wu ’14 was younger, his parents thought that he would have a tilted neck for the rest of his life if he played the violin. With this in mind, he decided to take up the piano instead.“Part of the reason why I enjoy playing the piano so much is because I want to expose people to the music I play. I also enjoy [playing] for myself. I have learned a lot about myself through music that I could not through other factors. Through practice, you learn to pay attention to the details,”...
Sharan Gill    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
When Emily Ewing ’14’s parents dropped her off at a quaint local dance studio for weekly classes at the age of three, they had no idea she would find a passion that she would continue to pursue through the age of 18.“While most kids drop out of dance when they’re five or six because they find sports and other things, I did not. Dance was something for me that naturally clicked. Dance was a place for me where I could feel confident and feel that I was doing something beautiful that I really...
Julia Boyd    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Visiting his father’s office as a small child, Graham Johns ’14 would often get distracted by the dance studio on the first floor of the office building. Taken by the grace and quality of the dancer’s movement, Johns felt the urge to experience the art form for himself. Johns’ fascination and passion for dance has only grown stronger since then, and continues to develop as he pursues his dance career.“I started dancing when I was 11, so about six, seven years now. Before that, I had done some...

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