The Circle Voice

First Chinese Mudge Fellow

Fred Liang posing in front of one of his golden paper and light pieces.

Jacinta Lopez '22 and Aimee Zheng '23

October 13, 2019

Every winter, an artist is chosen to come and participate in the Old Mudge Fellowship. The artist’s work is displayed in the Brodigan Gallery for around two months and he will come to Groton to work with various art classes and the community for a week. The Mudge Fellow tradition started in 199...

Welcoming Mr. Chase Back to the Circle

Welcoming Mr. Chase Back to the Circle

Claire Lee '20, Assistant Arts Editor

November 10, 2018

Groton’s previous interim headmaster Peter Camp, once described Gordon Chase, saying “He looks at the world through Chase coloured glasses, in which there is but one pair.” Classics teacher Andy Reyes added that Mr. Chase “is a truly colorful person. Back in the 70s when the rules were not flex...

Revamping Visual Arts

Revamping Visual Arts

Charles Wahba '20

October 19, 2018

This year, the Visual Art Department is seeking more opportunities for students and faculty on the Circle to showcase and appreciate artwork. Groton’s art teachers and prefects have come together to refine the platforms, both physical and online, that we use to share art.   Ms. Jennifer Ho and Mrs. De Jesus-A...

An Introduction to Groton Arts

Zoe Park '21

September 13, 2018

Choir Choir is a way for students and faculty to express their love of singing. Led by music teacher and organist Daniel Moriarty, choir is a full class and performs every Sunday during Chapel. Students may additionally audition for Chamber Choir. For many choristers, the highlight of the year is Lessons a...

Weightlifter Brings Inspirational Art to the Circle

Weightlifter Brings Inspirational Art to the Circle

Fran Saldivar '19

January 19, 2018

Immigrant, weightlifter, artist: Kledia Spiro, this year’s Mudge Fellow, can be described in these three words, but her art and her person transcend these ideas. At an early age, Ms. Spiro immigrated from war-torn Albania to the United States. Here, she became both an Olympic weightlifter and an art...

Mohamad Hafez brings art to the Circle

Mohamad Hafez brings art to the Circle

Daisy Fey '18

May 11, 2017

This spring, Syrian artist Mohamad Hafez installed his powerful work around the Circle. Thanks to Beth Van Gelder, Mr. Hafez has been welcomed into our community to tell his story through his work.         Ms. Van Gelder first noticed Mohamad’s work in an ad in Artscope Magazine for an ...

This winter, students dive into art through FSAs

This winter, students dive into art through FSAs

Daisy Fey '18, Reporter

December 15, 2016

This winter, many students on campus have chosen to substitute a sport for an FSA as their afternoon activity. There are currently many FSAs focusing on art and music, with each student holding a strong passion for his or her project. On discussing his or her motives and an overview of winter projec...

Mudge Fellow Silas Finch brings talent to Groton

Silas Finch works with Nico ‘17 on a project during a workshop.

Karla Sanford '19, Reporter

December 15, 2016

As Ms. Van Gelder says, Groton’s annual  Mudge Fellow must be someone who “works well with teenagers” and with whom “kids can relate.” Silas Finch certainly embodies these traits through his friendly character and incredible work. Silas was introduced to Groton five years ago when his brother...

An introduction to the arts at Groton

The Music Prefects

Becky Zhang '18, Assistant Arts Editor

September 13, 2016

GUAC GUAC, or the Groton Undiscovered Artist Club, is an Instagram account (@thisisguac) created in October 2015 featuring a range of artwork by students and faculty, from photography to white-board sketches, knitting, and body art. GUAC has now more than three hundred followers and this year’s Art...

Artist in Residence: Luke Pontifell

Artist in Residence: Luke Pontifell

Ella Capen '17

February 9, 2016

Each year, Groton invites an artist from outside the community to share his or her artwork with the school. The visiting artists are honored as Mudge Fellows, or people brought to the school by a fellowship in name of the Mudge family. The program is designed to introduce the Groton community to inspirational...

Holy Guacamole: The Art Prefects Take Instagram

GUAC’s first Instagram post, a self-portrait of Echo and Suzy

Becky Zhang '18, Copy Editor

October 31, 2015

Most are aware of the new and raging Instagram page that is “This is GUAC.” GUAC, or the Groton Undiscovered Artist Club (cleverly named by Suzy Kuczynski ’16 and Echo Zhuge ’16), features artworks ranging from photography to white-board sketches, knitting, and Snapchat drawings. After gaining...