June 2022- On June 3, Saint Dominic’s Therapeutic K-12 School hosted their first in-person Festival of the Arts show in three years. The student body performed a variety of acts on stage including numerous drumlines and singing.
“Our spring concert is a really important event for our students, who work hard all year to develop their musical skills and perform in this annual event,” said music teacher Debbie Surace. “Our concert allows our students to shine and show their talents that might have gone unnoticed. It brings our school community, our agency and the students’ families together to celebrate their special day and perhaps feel a sense of school pride.”
Additionally, some artwork created by the students was displayed in the school’s hallways. The artwork consisted of printmaking with Indian wood blocks, Kente cloth from Africa and fashion textiles.
“The art displayed in our 2022 festival galleries, the hallways and in the art slide show was inspired by a yearlong exploration of multi-cultural arts and crafts,” said art teacher Cari Skier. “Each month students travelled virtually to a new country to learn about their culture and be inspired by their art work. Our students enjoyed our virtual travels, and many interesting conversations were heard in the art room.”
Several students were also honored during the festival and received flowers from the faculty recognizing their contributions to putting the event together.
Overall, it was a great day for the students and their families as everyone in attendance was engaged with the show.