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Artist of the Issue: Daisy Fey

Artist of the Issue: Daisy Fey

Cara Chang '20

October 26, 2017


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts, Showcase

Some artists only master one art form and boast perfect control over their execution and inspiration. Daisy Fey ‘18 is the exact opposite: a Renaissance girl. Daisy paints, draws, sings, tattoos, and writes. Rather than looking for inspiration, Daisy lets it find her, aiming only to “draw the ener...

Artist of the Issue: Malik Gaye

Artist of the Issue: Malik Gaye

By Lilias Kim ‘19

October 3, 2017


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

While others chose baseball bats and paintbrushes, Malik Gaye ‘18 chose masks and microphones. He has a pronounced gift for theater—especially comedy—and enjoys making people laugh, especially his peers and younger Grotonians. The way he presents himself not only on stage as an actor, but also ...

Artist of the Issue: Candilla Park

Fran Saldivar '19

September 11, 2017


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

Candilla “Candy” Park ‘18 is what some might call a Renaissance girl. From writing and debating to playing instruments, dancing, and painting, Candy has explored many mediums of art.She has dipped her toes in some areas while taking a full dive into others. In her opinion, however, “the best t...

Artist of the Issue: Michael Aduboffour ’17

Artist of the Issue: Michael Aduboffour ’17

Karla Sanford '19

June 2, 2017


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

While some Groton students blow the community away with their visual art, theatrical pursuits, or dance, Mike inspires with his words. He is an artistic force to be reckoned with in his own right. This year, Mike has truly blossomed as an artist, releasing his first professional single "Vapor" this winter and ...

Artist of the Issue: Piper Higgins ’17

Artist of the Issue: Piper Higgins ’17

Becky Zhang '18

May 11, 2017


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

An Open Mic head, Choir Prefect, and Music Prefect, Piper Higgins does it all. And yet, she has never taken a music lesson in her life. In her five years at Groton, Piper has continually inspired others with her beautiful voice and guitar playing. You simply can’t miss her filling the Chapel and...

Artist of the Issue

Artist of the Issue

Ben Calmas '18

January 27, 2017


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

She does it all: singing, songwriting, guitar, and theater. At Groton, one would be hard-pressed to find a musical aspect of the school that Phoebe isn’t involved in. From two years of a songwriting FSA to co-leading Open Mic to her various other endeavors, Phoebe embodies music at Groton School. Whil...

Artist of the Issue: Matthew Higgins Iati

Artist of the Issue: Matthew Higgins Iati

Michael Senko '18, Assistant Arts Editor

December 15, 2016


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

One February day in 2012, the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany, was harboring three magnificent musical ensembles: The Staatskapelle Orchestra, the choir of St. Paul’s London, and the trebles of St. Thomas’ Choir School. The cathedral, rebuilt in 1994 after destruction during the 2nd World War, is...

Artist of the Issue: Anson Jones

Artist of the Issue: Anson Jones

Becky Zhang '18

October 20, 2016


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

One of the most most angelic voices on campus belongs to the unforgettable Anson Jones ’17. There’s no doubt you’ve seen her perform, whether in chapel, on stage, at Open Mic, or in the music wing serenading the halls with various songs using her “voice that sounds like butter melting across a ho...

Artist of the Issue: Mac Galinson

Artist of the Issue: Mac Galinson

October 7, 2016


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

To some people, art means taking a piece of paper and drawing when inspiration strikes. To others it means photographing the natural world. To Mac Galinson, it means acting on stage or writing songs for guitar. Mac has been acting since he was nine. He recounts his beginning in theater as a fairly unremarkable...

Artist of the Issue: Langa Chinyoka

Artist of the Issue: Langa Chinyoka

Michael Senko '18, Assistant Arts Editor

September 13, 2016


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

If you were to stop any returning student on the Circle and ask them, “Who is the coolest person at this school?” the answer, every time, would be Langa Chinyoka. She is, therefore, the Circle Voice’s obvious choice for the first Artist of the Issue for the 16-17 school year! Langa, of DAWG, Grotones...

Artist of the Issue: Candace Tong-Li ‘16

Artist of the Issue: Candace Tong-Li ‘16

Daisy Fey '18, Contributing Writer

June 5, 2016


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

You may have attended a concert she has lead or seen some of her paintings hanging up around the schoolhouse. You may have seen her recently published, illustrated book, samples of which are posted around the college office. At Groton, it seems that no matter which way you turn, the remarkable talent ...

Artist of the Issue: Steven Anton ’16

Artist of the Issue: Steven Anton ’16

Will Robbins '16, Assistant Sports Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

Steven has been a major contributor to Groton’s Music Department since Third Form. He began playing the piano in kindergarten and picked up the saxophone in fourth grade, but it wasn’t until eight grade that Steven began playing the bass, his strongest instrument. After Tarik Welch’s ‘12 graduation,...

Artist of the Issue: Emma Rimmer ’16

Artist of the Issue: Emma Rimmer ’16

Claudette Ramos '16, Assistant Arts Editor & Columnist

April 22, 2016


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

From channeling the glamorous Glinda in this winter’s theater production of “The Wiz” to sweetly serenading the student body in her clear, ringing soprano during a Lessons and Carols solo, Emma Rimmer ‘16 has left a considerable effect on the Groton arts scene. Since Second Form, she has participated...

Artist of the Issue: Allie Banks ’16

Artist of the Issue: Allie Banks ’16

Ella Anderson '17, Assistant Arts Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

Allie Banks ’16, a photography and singing tour de force, brings a distinct energy and passion to this issue’s artist feature. An excellent conversationalist and interviewee, Allie is prominently featured on the Circle, from her eye-catching photo on the cover of “The Grotonian” last spring and...

Artist of the Issue: Libby Llanso ’16

Artist of the Issue: Libby Llanso ’16

Ella Anderson '17, Assistant Arts Editor

October 31, 2015


Filed under Artist Of The Issue, Arts

Libby Llanso is a force to be reckoned with on the Groton arts scene. She’s hard to miss in the sea of seniors, and her bright personality and bold sartorial choices make her a standout. Even from seeing her from afar, it is clear to the onlooker that Libby is a huge presence in Groton’s arts department....