Donice Art

Opportunity to Enjoy Faculty Art in February

Donice Bloodworth works on a painting of a wrestle athlete for the Art Faculty Show opening February 17. Photo: Alyse Greenbaum

Donice Bloodworth works on a painting of wrestler and senior Jack Walsh for the Art Faculty Show opening Feb. 17.
Photo: Alyse Greenbaum

The Pace Academy fine arts faculty not only know how to teach students about creating art, but they are talented artists in their own right. The Art Faculty Show opening Feb. 17 in the Fine Arts Center will give the Pace community a window into the world of these prolific artists outside of the classroom. The show was started many years ago, but took a brief hiatus until it was reintroduced by the upper school art teachers in 2014. Art faculty who are contributing work for the show include upper school teachers Donice Bloodworth, France Dorman, Mark Knott and Scott Sargent; middle school teachers Jane Sibley, Katy Cowles and Laura Inman; and lower school teacher Susan Edwards.

Each year, the art faculty members create innovative pieces for the show, ranging from photographs and paintings to furniture pieces. “My favorite part about the Art Faculty Show is that I get to make new projects each year,” said Mr. Bloodworth. “This year I chose to paint portraits of sports players.” He said that his process for choosing who to paint depends upon the photos he finds of the athletes, especially from Head of School Fred Assaf’s online photo gallery.

“I chose to include different mediums this year to exhibit diverse art styles,” said Ms. Sibley on her pieces. The Art Faculty Show provides an opportunity for all teachers in the visual arts, including painting and drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography and stagecraft, to display their distinct artistic talents.

Some of the other pieces to look forward to in the Art Faculty Show include a collaborative piece between Mr. Bloodworth and Mr. Knott, photography by Mr. Dorman from the ICGL India Trip last summer and a few ceramic pieces from Mr. Knott with a theme of hummingbirds and flowers. There will be a reception with the artists at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 17. The show runs through March 4.