YPAS to perform production of Mary Stuart

Peter Oswald’s thrilling adaptation of Fredrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart opens the Youth Performing Arts School’s 2015-16 season. Whether you are fascinated by Literature, European History, Government and Politics, Humanities, or simply want to see a great story unfold, this production provides a compelling reason to come to the theatre. Mary Stuart tells the story of two … Read more

Scholarships and Opportunities: Sept. 7

Thomas Wolfe Scholarship in Creative Writing (UNC Chapel Hill): Valued at over $200,000 over four years – for seniors interested in attending the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a major in Creative Writing. UNC’s Thomas Wolfe Scholarship is pleased to announce its 15th national search, offering a full, four-year award to one entering first-year … Read more

PTSA Perspectives: Alana Alford, (T)eacher

Alana Alford

Layers, Textures, Richness

Alana Alford
Textile and Design Teacher
Visual Art Magnet Chair
duPont Manual HS, VA Magnet Graduate, Class of 1992

There are many layers and textures in my world, all that have been graciously accepted.

As art can be, life is full of layers and textures, and if you are one of the fortunate ones, richness too.

I come from a family who takes pride in creativity, detail, craftsmanship and tradition. My grandmother sewed and quilted. My grandfather restored a historical old floor loom from our family and taught himself to weave on it. My family collects handmade quilts covered in embroidery details. Our homes are nests for objects that are infused with the spirits of those lost or experiences fleeting. From these relationships and objects, layers of experience are born and intertwine.

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Visual Art & Photography Alumni Exhibition

Alumni Art Show

“Living the Dream” Opening Reception, Thursday, September 3, from 6:00-8:00 pm  duPont Manual High School Visual Art Department is hosting the first Invitational Alumni Art and Photography Exhibition. Please join us for the exhibition opening reception, Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM. The gallery entrance is through Exit 22, which is at the back of … Read more

Scholarships and Opportunities: Aug. 31

4th Annual Write Stuff Teen Essay, Poetry, and Visual Art Contest: Gilda’s Club of Louisville is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Write Stuff Teen Essay, Poetry, and Visual Art Contest.  Any Teen that has been impacted by cancer is invited to participate.  Essays, Poems, Two Dimensional Artwork, or Videos may be entered. Cash prizes … Read more