Art for Blaine's sake

Thursday, May 24, marks the annual Evening of the Arts and Sciences celebration at Catharine Blaine School. Blaine art teacher Patti Christie transforms the school into an art exhibit. Artwork by students from all grades will be on display throughout the building, and classrooms will be open for families to view and visit.

Along with artwork, students will be performing dances in the cafeteria. An instrumental music presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The instrumental band teacher, Mr. Hasson, will conduct the students.

The instrumental piece will be followed by a choral performance at 7:30 p.m. Elementary students will perform, led by the chorus instructor, Ms. Karjalainen.

Rounding out the musical show, in cultural fashion, are a group of children from Uganda, who will perform music and dancing native to their country.

In addition to the arts, science is also emphasized. Seventh- and eighth-grade science fair projects will be on display in the library and main science hallways. Students have worked hard on these projects over the past months, so it will likely be an interesting display.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Cookie dough and baked goods will be sold as refreshments to raise money for the middle school ASB and fifth-grade camp.

Linda MacGeorge, a Blaine parent, says of the event "the school is at its most beautiful point of the entire year." The success can be largely attributed to Christie, whose salary is derived from PTA funds. Her presence is important to the school in providing a well-rounded education that emphasizes arts along with other core subjects. This night is expected to be a fun and entertaining event for everyone.

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