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Yeshivat Frisch Holds Evening of the Arts

Yeshivat Frisch held its annual Evening of the Arts on Motzei Shabbat, March 2. The evening celebrated the work of the many students who are part of the visual arts track, music track as well as art electives, art and sewing clubs and the school’s choral, jazz and performance ensembles.

The evening began with performances from Yeshivat Frisch’s choir and performance and jazz ensembles and continued with a gallery viewing of the paintings, charcoal and pen drawings, sculptures and art installations completed by the school’s student artists.

Yeshivat Frisch places enormous value on helping each and every student nurture their creativity and talents, and has been has been wildly successful in this regard. In her speech, Atara Globus, a senior in the visual arts track and co-president of the Art Club, paid homage to the four years she has spent honing artistic skills in Frisch’s art room. “Throughout the last few years I have experienced an incredible amount of skill development thanks to my teachers,” she said. “They have worked day and night to ensure that each student reaches their artistic potential while also understanding the elements of design and how to apply them. Each assignment is intended to match the skill set of the student but also to challenge them.”

Art Club co-president Raquel Kohn told the audience about how her love of art surprised her. She attended her first art club meeting not knowing what to expect (other than the promise of cookies!), and ended up discovering an unknown passion.

For freshmen, the evening was a wonderful way to get acquainted with all of Frisch’s artistic offerings. “I thought it was cool to see all the music and art, and things that people don’t take the opportunity notice every day,” said Micah Pickett, a singer in the Frisch choir and music track. “It was nice to show our parents what goes on in the different tracks,” added freshman music track student Ariella Burnstein. “It’s a really nice mix of things that we do—guest speakers, music theory and songs that we play in class. I really enjoy doing these thing every day.”

“It was a way to show off what we’ve been learning this whole year,” agreed Eiden Weinberg. “When I tell people what we do they’re in such awe of how advanced Frisch is in the realm of art and music education. They never had these opportunities as a kid, so they’re amazed by what we have now.”

Frisch’s arts and music tracks have impacted not only the students’ high school careers, but also their future aspirations.” The arts track really inspired me to go into fashion design,” said senior Naomi Prensky. “I remember that the first collection I ever made in my life, was right there in that art room. It was a flower fashion project and we had to pick out flowers and organize them into any garment we wanted. It was in that classroom, doing that project, I realized that that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”

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