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The arts are a very important part of daily life at Loomis Chaffee. We are surrounded by the sights and sounds of the visual and performing arts through exhibits in the Mercy Gallery and the Barnes & Wilde student galleries, plays and other exciting performances in the NEO Theater and the diverse musical styles emanating from Founders Chapel and practice rooms.


Arts News

Posted 05/21/2014 09:04AM
Since December, eight seniors and one junior who are Advanced Placement art students have been hard at work creating various pieces that are now showcased for the entire Loomis community to enjoy in the Barnes and Wilde Galleries in the Richmond Art Center.

Posted 05/16/2014 11:28AM
Visiting artist Nancy P. Gladwell shared her extensive career in painting with Loomis Chaffee students through a slide lecture on Wednesday, May 14.

Posted 05/12/2014 04:53PM
For two days last week, the Norris Ely Orchard Theater presented five 10-minute plays written, produced, acted, and directed entirely by students.
Posted 04/24/2014 03:20PM
Beautifully intricate ceramic works, captivating long-exposure photography, vibrant watercolors, and strikingly detailed oil paintings fill the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery for the upcoming faculty art show.
Posted 04/24/2014 11:34AM
Painter, printmaker, and public artist Jane Goldman visited Loomis Chaffee on April 23 for a slide lecture on her last 30 years in the professional art world.

Posted 03/12/2014 10:55AM

Senior Bobby Turner was one of six Connecticut teens selected to participate in a Hartford Stage program for young playwrights to develop their ideas for short plays.

Posted 02/12/2014 04:43PM

At this year's winter play, the audience will witness a humorous tale of greed and corruption, of love and revolution. Urinetown, a Tony Award-winning musical satire of everything from the legal system and capitalism to municipal politics and even theater, will take viewers to a town battling a 20-year drought where everyone must use public toilets to take care of their private business.

Posted 02/07/2014 04:58PM

Watercolor painter and humorous illustrator Hal Mayforth will be a visiting artist later this month, and his work will be featured in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery beginning February 25.

Posted 01/24/2014 04:51PM

Vermont-based potter Christopher Vaughn visited Loomis Chaffee for two days this week to demonstrate the technique of silk screening on clay to ceramics students.

Posted 01/24/2014 10:39AM

The Friction String Quartet, guest musicians at Loomis Chaffee, performed and shared their expertise with students in a master class setting in Hubbard Performance Hall on Wednesday.


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