Spring Arts Festival, our annual celebration of all things Pace Arts, was scheduled to take place this week. The festival highlights the work of outstanding visual and performing artists in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. Because we can’t celebrate in person, we are recognizing students via social media and inviting Middle and Upper School students to present their work digitally throughout the month.

Prior to the break, 15 Lower School students were recognized as Knights of the Arts, chosen by their peers and teachers for exhibiting excellence, dedication and passion in one or more areas of the arts. Congratulations to Pre-First students Molly Sandlin and Jay Weaver, first-graders Kinsey Crumley and Colin Gray, second-graders Savannah Popo and Owen Weaver, third-graders William Feagin and Julia Moss, fourth-graders Eduardo Ambra and Scarlett Elizondo, and fifth-graders Shaan A., Lucy Bryan, Andy Levenson, Kylie Newberg and Joy Wallace.

Eighteen Middle and Upper Schoolers auditioned and were selected by the arts faculty as Arts Laureates. This year’s Laureates include sixth-graders Angelika Avdeyeva and Kate Leach; seventh-graders Peter Davis and Livie Lynch; eighth-graders Carly Cannon and Elsie Middleton; freshmen England Meadows and Kate Romero; sophomores Marielle Frooman and Lauren Smith; juniors Jacqueline Cunningham, Katherine Khajavi, Jonny Sundermeier and Alivia Wynn; and seniors Emerson Barrett, Robert Cushman, Maya Kaplan and Nikki Rubin.

Senior artists who had been scheduled to perform or present work this spring will take part in a virtual showcase on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Please save the date. More details to come!