At the Sept. 27 Mural Arts Month Kick-Off Press Preview, senior Garrett Johnson spoke with reporters about how art can impact and transform communities. The event included Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia Jane Golden, Mayor of City of Philadelphia Jim Kenney, PECO President and CEO Michael Innocenzo, Barnes Foundation Curator of Public Programs Kathleen Greene, mural artists Brad Carney and Eurhi Jones, DJ and collaborator King Britt, and students from The Haverford School and Mastery Charter School - Shoemaker Campus.
The Arts at Haverford
The Haverford School boasts a rich artistic heritage, approaching the arts as an integral part of each boy's education. We are proud to count many professional performing and visual artists among our alumni ranks.
The arts at Haverford enrich the life of every boy, providing him with ways of discovering and expressing himself. He works side-by-side with faculty who are practicing artists themselves, and who view the classroom and studio experience as integral to their professional growth and creative calling.
Art is an integral part of our vibrant daily life at Haverford; we host master classes and visiting artists, hold an annual Arts Festival, study at museums and galleries, and publish an arts and literary magazine, Pegasus, which was recently granted a gold medal by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Our arts program inspires creative thought that transcends disciplines.
Students from nine local schools submitted entries for The Gladwyne Library League's 45th Annual Junior Author Contest. First- through fifth-graders competed in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The Haverford School writers won 22 awards – 10 nonfiction, nine fiction, and three poetry! Each winner received a book supplied by Children's Book World in Haverford and will have their work bound and housed in the Gladwyne Free Library.
The national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognized several Haverford School students for their work. In writing, judged locally by the Philadelphia Writing Project, 19 student-writers earned three Gold Keys, nine Silver Keys, and 14 Honorable Mentions in the categories of Personal Essay/Memoir, Journalism, Poetry, Short Story, and Critical Essay. Judged locally by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership at The University of the Arts, nine student artists were recognized in the categories of Photography, Digital Art, Painting, and Architecture & Industrial Design, earning two Gold Keys, 11 Silver Keys, and five Honorable Mentions.
The famous American artist Maxfield Parrish was a member of Haverford's Class of 1888.