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Nancy was recently named the Art Department Chair, a title she earned through a combination of hard work and innovative ideas. Those ideas are propelling her to move forward with a few changes in the art department that she feels will better prepare students for working creatively within an increasingly digital landscape. “With new technologies now commonly available, it’s only sensible that we channel young, creative, and artistic minds towards design, media, fabrication, and engineering,” says Nancy. “I envision a
department embodying the spirit of Da Vinci—a truly renaissance attitude that merges art and progressive practices for a better society.” Matt also has big plans for the fall. Over the summer he’ll be recording with Grammynominated producer Jamie Candiloro and he already has an eye on how this experience will help him in the classroom. “I’ve always wanted to work with a good producer, if nothing else, for the experience I would gain from working with someone who does it all the time so I could take that experience and start integrating it into how I create and how I teach,” says Matt. “Right now
Matt rehearses with his vocal ensemble class on the steps of the Santa Rita Schoolhouse: Firestone Center for the Performing Arts.
recording and production is at the periphery of the curriculum and it doesn’t need to be. I’m really excited about the possibilities.”
Artists Among Us Fourteen Dunn School students were named finalists in the Visual Art category of Arts Outreach’s annual Applause competition. Of the 37 finalist pieces, 16 belonged to Dunn students! The finalists’ artwork was displayed in the Artists Guild Room at the Gallery Los Olivos from April 3 until May 1. During an artists’ reception April 14, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were announced. Dunn School sophomore Kevin Hsu took the top prize for his piece, “25 to Life.” His win was even more remarkable for the fact that he had never picked up a paintbrush before taking a Studio Art class with Nancy Yaki.
Kevin Hsu’s self-portrait, titled “Nivek” from the on-campus spring art show. 12 | DUNN JOURNAL 2013
8th: Davis Schaffer -- “Buttercup” 10th: Sam Beckert -- “Design” 9th: Kalena Chomeau -- “Old Shoe” 9th: Xinli (Blair) Li -- “Memento Mori” 10th: Joyce Lin -- “Study of a Turkey Feather” 10th: Landers Mayer -- “Felicia” 10th: Teddy Xiong -- “Mr. White Keys” 10th: Teddy Xiong -- “Self-Portrait” 10th: Brittany Zhuang -- “Coil Swirl”
Carolyn Dorwin’s “AntiBullying Poster”
11th: Heather Chu -- “The Joker” 11th: Carolyn Dorwin -- “AntiBullying Poster” 11th: Carolyn Dorwin -- “Anita” 11th: Kevin Hsu -- “25 to Life” 11th: Kristina Jackson -“Anything Helps” 12th: Ian Renstrom -- “Untitled” 12th: Emma Van Steenwyk -“Untitled”
COVER STORY Wilderness Warriors – Dunn students venture into the outdoors for education of a different kind.