FIne Arts Week

at York Community High School

About

What is Fine Arts Week?

York High School’s Fine Arts Week is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to hear student, collegiate, and professional groups from the Chicagoland area.  The mission of Fine Arts Week is to expose students to the many different forms of artistic expression.  The week includes a student Talent Show, performances by nearby colleges (Elmhurst College, COD), and performances from several of the student performing arts groups (Jazz Band, Speech Team, Sketch Comedy, Amateur Musicians, Group Interpretation, A Capella, York Dance Company).  The events of the week are largely planned, organized, and directed by the students.  Fine Arts Week allows students the chance to gain real-life experience with skills related to careers in the arts.

Why does it matter?

Fine Arts Week gives students a chance to express their artistic talents in ways that are not offered in a classroom.  I love seeing students demonstrate a different side of themselves that I never knew existed.

–Mr. Gemkow

Everyone at this school is exposed to the fine arts in some way, but I feel that not all truly recognize and appreciate it as much as they should. Having Fine Arts Week is so important to everyone because it gives them a chance to have beauty, life, and legacy right in front of them. We celebrate the fine arts because we are all members of the human race. We are all people that deserve to engage in its beauty.

Robert Kildow

Cody Pawlowski

York’s Fine Arts program allows students and faculty to express their artistic abilities to the community, whilst giving peers the opportunity to learn from skillful artists.

Cody Pawlowski
Matt Casagranda

York’s Fine Arts program, in my opinion, gives students a break from conventional Fine Arts courses and allows them to watch, learn, and enjoy from other artists.

Matt Casagranda

Fine Arts Week showcases the artistic talents of many individuals, and helps to bring people together through a mutual love of art.  Whether it’s discussing a favorite moment from the talent show, or being inspired by a classmate to try something new, I’ve noticed that Fine Arts Week seems to invoke a kind of increased awareness of others in the student body.  You’d be hard pressed to find another York community event that connects with almost every single student at York the way that Fine Arts Week does.

Adela Skowronski

Fine Arts Week is a rare time in high school when students are able to purely enjoy the talents of their peers, support them, and see the kid, who normally sits quietly in the back, rock-out on stage. Expression is what makes us unique and FAW gives every student an opportunity to express themselves. FAW also serves the purpose of helping students realize that geometry and chemistry are not the most important things to life, but rather that music and art are what make us human.

Matt Bourke

Performances

Featured Performers for York’s FAW 2018

VARSITY

VARSITY

THURSDAY, 3/1 - P. 6&7
MODERN VICES

MODERN VICES

WEDNESDAY, 2/28, at 6pm at Brew Point Workshop
YEPP - Youth Empowerment Performance Project

YEPP - Youth Empowerment Performance Project

MONDAY, 2/26 - P. 5 & 6
THE UNKNOWN NEW

THE UNKNOWN NEW

WEDNESDAY, 2/28 - P. 7 & 8
YORK SPEECH TEAM

YORK SPEECH TEAM

MONDAY, 2/27 - P. 1&2

The York Speech Team, coached by Kevin Martin, is a competitive organization that rehearses and prepares oral interpretation and public speaking events at local speech tournaments where each performer is judged against performers from other schools.

ADVANCED DANCE & YORK DANCE COMPANY

ADVANCED DANCE & YORK DANCE COMPANY

WEDNESDAY, 3/1 - P. 5 & 6

Come see students from Advanced Dance, Intermediate Dance, and York Dance Company perform to all original York student compositions. Concert is produced and choreographed by York Performing Arts teachers Anna Sapozhnikov and Michelle Scurlock Jensen.

PERCUSSION CONCERT

PERCUSSION CONCERT

MONDAY, 2/26 - P. 2

Percussion Concert featuring York members of York’s percussion ensembles and drum line, instructed by Bill Riddle and Scott Grigoletto.

TALENT SHOW A

MONDAY, 2/26 - P. 6 & 8

Talent Show A -- MINIMAL ARRANGEMENTS. This show will feature York students performing pieces with minimal arrangements of piano, acoustic guitar, and voice.

TALENT SHOW B

TUESDAY, 2/27 - P. 1 & 3

Talent Show B -- ORIGINAL WORKS. This show will feature original works of music, dance, and martial arts by York students.

TALENT SHOW C

TUESDAY, 2/27 - P. 5 & 7

Talent Show C -- a variety of the different types of talent that exist among the York student body.

TALENT SHOW D

WEDNESDAY, 3/2 - P. 2 & 4

Talent Show D -- BANDS. This show will feature performances by several York bands and other collaborative musical groups.

ART FAIR

ART FAIR

TUESDAY, 2/27 - P. 4, 5, & 6 (COMMONS)

This year’s Art Fair will feature a variety of media such as clay, painting, and drawing. Our advanced ceramics students will lead wheel throwing demonstrations, as well as guide a clay hand building station for students to build and make pieces, and a station with pre-fired bowls that students can paint, decorate, and take home. All clay pieces built will be fired for students to pick up and keep. Our AP Art students will lead a face painting station as well as a henna tattoo station. Students can also try their hand at folding some origami, and drawing and coloring adult color books. Lastly, students can help Mural Club paint a mural by painting a small piece that will be incorporated into a large scale mural.

Fine Arts Week Event Registration

Fine Arts Week Event Registration

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