Hues & Harmony
Coinciding with Music in our Schools Month and Youth Art Month, this year’s event will showcase and promote the District’s fine arts programming in a two-day exhibition at Hampton High School on March 5-6, 2024. Events will include a variety of art displays, musical performances, and art and music making activities.
“The festival aims to highlight the great music being made by our Hampton students throughout the school year,” said Sean Desguin, music department head. “Faculty and students are looking forward to showcasing performances by a wide variety of musical ensembles beyond the traditional larger band, chorus, and orchestra groups with which the community may be more familiar.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear a variety of musical performances by Hampton’s elementary, middle, and high school students.
On March 5, families may also create their own percussion instruments out of everyday materials at the “Found Sounds” drum circle and play them with other community members.
“We will also showcase several of our extra-curricular music ensembles such as the Talbot Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Bands from the Middle School and High School,” said Mr. Desguin.
In addition to musical performances, a variety of student artwork will be on display in various areas of the high school. Attendees can anticipate live demonstrations by students at pottery wheels and easels. There will be hands-on art activities available for families to engage in creative art-making together. These offerings are provided to give the community a glimpse into the daily wonders experienced in the art rooms at Hampton.
Families may also choose to pursue a scavenger hunt through the art displays, enjoy a coloring page, draw a mini-artwork for a larger collection of masterpieces, create an origami piece or even screen print their own T-shirt. Hampton art teachers and student volunteers will be on hand to guide the activities.
“The Hues & Harmony event is truly a celebration of our Hampton artists,” said Lisa Woods, art department head. “We love seeing students proudly show their artwork to families and friends. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for everyone to view artwork made by students in other grades and other schools.”
The HTSD art curriculum encourages students to explore ideas through a wide variety of media. Paintings, drawings, prints, and other two-dimensional works will be showcased in the main lobby area. The new library area will feature displays of ceramics, sculptures, and other three-dimensional pieces. After departing from the library, additional art installations can be found near the Busy Bean, which will remain open during the event, where students will also have the opportunity to perform as soloists or in small groups like duets or trios.
“We are excited to utilize the updated spaces at HHS to make the Hues and Harmony event even better,” said Woods. “Our goal is to exhibit great artwork that will inspire questions, conversations, and even more creativity!”