Ross School News, May 14

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Senior Sage Elsesser was recently named “Best New Artist” at the 77th annual Guild Hall Artists Member Exhibition. Out of the hundreds of artists who submitted work to this year’s and previous exhibitions, Sage is the youngest artist ever to receive the award. His work of art, “Hard to Forget,” is a drypoint print of three people lynched in Alabama in the 1900s, and one of 16 pieces he created for his senior project. It will be on display at Guild Hall in East Hampton through June 6.

Students in kindergarten through grade six presented to the extended Ross community an original play titled “Beginnings,” a dramatic narrative of the school’s cultural history curriculum for the lower grades. Performance arts teacher Margaret Kestler, who wrote the play with input from the teachers and students about their specific grade’s studies, describes “Beginnings” as “a manifestation of intellect and imagination—a living work of art, integrating theater, dance, music, visual arts, and cultural history.”

Ross Lower School welcomed grandparents and special friends for a day filled with warmth, laughter, and song. Guests were in for a number of special treats, from a sing-along with the Early Childhood class, to the beautiful artwork on display, to a performance of “Beginnings.”

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