Monday, March 30, 2015
Artist Rachel von Roeschlaub Maniatis visited Tenacre this morning to speak to the school community and work with students in art class. Her encaustic artwork is currently exhibited in the Tenacre Art Gallery (TAG). In addition to working with wax, she also has created many paintings–all of them painted with dots.
A self-taught artist, Ms. von Roeschlaub Maniatis has exhibited her work at art galleries in New York, Boston, Maine, and Washington, DC. After a brief career in professional tennis, Rachel studied chemistry at the University of Montana and received an M.S. in organic chemistry from the University of Oregon. Rachel’s passion for science and art intertwined in 2003 when her whimsical acrylic paintings of biological themes were featured on the covers of leading industry magazines and journals. Rachel's most recent series of work incorporates fingerprints personally provided by Nobel Prize recipients, entertainers and philanthropists. A portrait of the subject is layered over the fingerprint, leaving the viewer with both a biological mark and a more subjective expression of the person within Rachel's characteristically vibrant canvas.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Author Cynthia Lord visited Tenacre this morning and worked with students in different grades throughout the morning. Lord’s debut novel, “Rules,” was published in 2006 and was a 2007 Newbery Honor book and winner of the Schneider Family Book Award. Ms. Lord gave a humorous and absorbing presentation that delighted the students.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Sixth graders have taken over Mr. Elliot’s greeting duties at the front door. Normally, Head of School Chris Elliot greets children with a handshake as they arrive at school. During the spring, however, sixth graders work in pairs, with everyone getting a turn, and handle the greeting duties on Wednesday mornings. There is nothing like learning to shake someone's hand and look them in the eye!