GreenwayReads has officially begun! We kicked off the program on Friday, 9/13, serving over 400 students and teachers who will be exploring Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. Thanks to all of the students, teachers, and Greenway staff who made the event a success!
GIA recently collaborated with the Greenway Court Theatre (GCT) in sponsoring an art contest based on the subject matter for Greenway’s most recent production: Ripe Frenzy. This play grapples with high school gun violence by looking at it through the lens of the media chaos and its devastating effects on already tragic events.
Greenway provided participating students with art supplies and received works from over 30 student in response to the prompt “Gun violence in schools #enough.” Each work shows depth and thoughtfulness about a charged issue that touches student lives every day.
The contest winners were as follows: 1st place– Michelle Macario, 10th grade; 2nd place– Karen Castillo, 10th grade; 3rd place– Nikka Gayoso 12th grade.
On May 6th, students from Fairfax High School dazzled Melrose Trading Post (MTP) market goers with science, swag, and singing.
The Main Stage performances featured student singers, bands, and an ensemble cast showing off their chops in a snippet from the school’s spring production, Fame Jr. The food court was buzzing with activity for the entire day, with the open, interactive science fair tents and a booth selling “STRAIGHT OUTTA FAIRFAX” merch to true Fairfax fanatics.
Greenway was especially excited and proud to announce the three winners of its annual scholarship. These graduating seniors received our prizes: Maricarmen Solis Diaz- $4,000; Christina Carrera-$2,000; Astou Mbacke- $2,000.
The students really outdid themselves this year! Stay tuned for more on how GIA and MTP promote expression, entrepreneurship, and experiments at FHS.
This semester has been full of creativity and growth, hard work and grit, laughter and spirit. We are so incredibly proud of our after school workshop students and interns for what they’ve accomplished this semester, and this year!
A special thank you to our Teaching Artists who have been instrumental in making our after school programs a success: Charlie Cohen, Natasha Woolridge, and Jameelah Nuriddin.
Greenway is so grateful to be home to so much of the spectacular talent from Fairfax High School.
#ARTS THRIVE THURSDAY features Melrose Storefront Design Project student- artists:
Chris Arrez, Elsie Avellaneda, Martin Barbara, Rene Barrenos, Karen Castillo, Brenda Cuenca, Jamey Dettman, Shantal Flores, Karen Garcia, Emily Garcia, Daniel Gonzalez, Tyaira Gonzalez, Rodrigo Hernandez, Jenny Herrera, Ricardo Hinojosa, Belen Leon, Iolanu Livesay-lum, Christopher Lopez, Bridget Macario, John Macario, Michelle Macario, Yecenia Martinez, Brandon Martinez, Anisa Martorebo, Angel Moran, Simran Neeru Sahil, Jessica Rivera, Jose Rocha, Angie Romero, Joselyn Rosales, Annisa Takari, Eric Tamayo, Jonathan Thompson, Anthony Torres
This Spring Fairfax students participated in Greenway’s Arts Integration Program both during and after school in an effort to gain design and real life marketing skills as they helped create, stage and implement storefront displays for empty business spaces along Melrose. In collaboration with the Melrose Business Improvement District (Melrose BID) the students were able to meet with business owners and research the type of stores that wanted student participation in order to design meaningful and eye-catching displays.
Greenway congratulates all of the students that were a part of the process to create an even more thriving and exciting Melrose shopping experience.
Titles: Botanical Circle, Fox Pattern, Polaroid Girl, Springtime Pattern
Greenway Institute for the Arts proudly presents the work and accomplishments of CIRA DAVIS as this week’s #ARTS THRIVE THURSDAY featured student- artist.
Cira Davis is a 9th grade student at Fairfax who is passionate about art and design. She does most of her artwork digitally, using a drawing app on her iPad. She enjoys illustrating flowers, fashion, and animals, as well as creating patterns and doing calligraphy and hand lettering.
Congratulations CIRA! Catch her work on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter @greenwayartsed
COME CHECK OUT AND PURCHASE CIRA’S ORIGINAL WORK AT THE MELROSE TRADING POST ON SUNDAY MAY 22!