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Around Cornerstone: News

Cornerstone Vision Art Showcase Reimagined

As COVID-19 reshaped just about every event on our calendars, the Cornerstone Fine Arts Department began brainstorming ways to preserve our annual Vision Art Showcase Event. 

Creating Alternatives

“Creative thinking was used this year to bring our annual art show to Cornerstone families in a new form,” said Cornerstone art teacher Jill Barrett. 

This past Saturday evening, our school halls were transformed into an Art Walk.  Students’ masterpieces filled lockers and classrooms as proud family members marveled at their talent during this invitation only event. In addition to the Art Walk, a virtual show was also added so that the students’ work could easily be shared with friends and family. Click here to view the virtual art show.

Every Child Is An Artist

Helping students find their artistic voice is a key component of the Cornerstone Fine Arts curriculum.  

“Creativity is one of the important skills that we exercise and build in art class.” said Barrett. “This skill can be used beyond making artwork. I love watching our talented, hardworking students grow in their ability to think creatively while producing amazing works of art!” 

Secondary elective teacher Angie Cusick is also helping students to develop their gifts and passion for the arts.  "Our photography elective has been wonderfully successful this year," said Cusick. " It is exciting to have a photography piece chosen for an award this year. I've been so impressed with the work our students bring to our weekly critique and I can’t wait to see what they will create next!”

Drawing Accolades 

This year’s Head of School Choice Award winner is Francie Russell (9), and our Principal's Choice was awarded to Lucy Satcher (2).

Francie Russell thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to explore her passion for photography. 

“My favorite part of photography is seeing God’s world through the camera lens,” said Russell. “I love having Mrs. Cusick as a photography teacher. She has helped me to grow and express my creativity through the pictures and projects that we are given.” 

Music To Our Ears 

In addition to the Vision Art Walk, A Cappella Singers performed their annual showcase on Saturday night. A Cappella music is sung without instrumental accompaniment making it a challenging vocal task. 

This year, A Cappella Singers is made up of seven students: Chloe Benson (9), Kate Burton (9), Hailey Daniel (8), Aaliyah Hassanali (9), Caroline Latimer (10), Alisha Start (11), and Kristen Tucker (11). Their performance included nine songs ranging from folk, contemporary, art songs, and classical worship music. 

From Left to Right: Alisha Start, Hailey Daniel, Kate Burton, Chloe Benson, Caroline Latimer, Aaliyah Hassanali, and Kristen Tucker. 

Katy Simmons, A Cappella Singers director, genuinely enjoys encouraging these young women to grow musically and says, "These girls are such a sweet group full of talent and friendship.  It has been a joy teaching them and hearing their singing each week!" 

Congratulations to all of our Vision 2021 participants. Secondary original artwork that won ribbons will advance to the GAPPS Regionals Visual Art competition on April 14.

For a full list of this year’s Vision winners click here.



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