by Brad Segall, 237

The celebration of “the 279” continues! Every year, the Arts at Central recognizes the artistic talents of many of our students with spring concerts along with artwork, photography, sculpture, production design and other media displayed in the first floor main hallway of the school. The COVID-19 pandemic had other plans this year, but that didn’t stop the students. “The absence of live arts events during the pandemic was deeply felt by the Central community. We often turn to the arts in times of crisis as a vehicle to express our emotions, where words may not provide the full scope of what we feel. With this in mind, the arts and music department faculty wanted to create a forum to celebrate the amazing talents and works from our students throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Although our virtual celebration of the arts does not replace a live event, I’m pleased that we are still able to share the hard work, dedication, and passion of our students with everyone,” said Benjamin Blazer, School Based Teacher Leader for the Arts.

The AACHS joins with the arts community at Central High School to make this virtual gallery/concert hall available to the Central High Community for your enjoyment. Please browse at your leisure. This YouTube video is a preview of what is available in the virtual gallery/concert hall. Here is the link to the full art/music presentation it’s a high resolution slideshow with sound and is best viewed in fullscreen mode on a Windows or Mac computer. [You will need to download the free Prezi Viewer from your phone’s or tablet’s app store to view the presentation on iOS or Android devices.]

Mr. Blazer would like to thank his fellow department members, Mr. Bevenour, Ms. Durkee, Mr. Franchetti, Ms. Gruzwalski, Ms. Keefe and Mr. Kelsey for all of their hard work on this collaboration. A big thank you goes out to all of the Central students who contributed works to this celebration!

If you were moved by the extraordinary talents of these students, please join your fellow alumni and support the arts at Central by making a gift to the Capital Campaign.

Stay well, stay safe, stay connected!