BHS: 616 W. Main Street • Barrington, IL 60010

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Arts For 

EVERY Student

NEWS  & EVENTS

E-SPOTLIGHT

NEWS
Programs of Ongoing Excellence

BHS ARTS STUDENTS EARN REGIONAL AND STATE-WIDE RECOGNITION



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Congratulations

KATIE LACY

Katie Lacy is this year's recipient of the Harper Area High School Art Show - 2D Faculty Award. The award recognizes the best overall 2D piece in the entire show. Katie's work was selected from among hundreds of entries submitted by area high school art programs.  Katie's achievement was recognized at the show's annual awards ceremony.  Katie is a Junior at BHS.


Congratulations

2015 BHS ALL-STATE MUSICIANS

Ten BHS student musicians have been selected, by competitive audition, from thousands of students across the State of Illinois to participate in the 2015 Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference.  The music festival takes place every January in Peoria.

BAND

TOM LACY

Junior - Oboe

BEN KUDLA

Senior - Double Bass

CHOIR

LEIKYN BRAVO

Junior - Alto I - Honors

GRACE HAYES

Junior - Soprano II

SHELBY SANDERS

Senior - Bass I - Honors

JOSH VELLEUER

Junior - Tenor II - Honors

ADAM VELLEUER

Senior - Bass I

MATT ZHANG

Junior - Tenor II




ORCHESTRA

JACOB SONG

Senior - Cello

J.J. XU

Senior - Viola

BHS Visual Arts

CRAFTING A CUTTING EDGE CURRICULUM

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Members of the BHS 3D faculty Julia Beatty, Jason Burke, Jason Kaiser, Kayla Ross and Department Chair, Grant Sahr explored the world of 3D printing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Advanced Output Center.  The team had a private tour of the center with its director, followed by a session with SAIC artist-in-residence Tom Burtonwood.  Burtonwood discussed how 3D printing technology is incorporated into the freshman curriculum at SAIC and introduced the team to several 3D design software applications.  The BHS faculty is currently exploring how 3D printing technology can enhance the student experience in our visual arts courses.

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Thank You!

BHS FINE ARTS BOOSTERS

State-of-the-Art Gallery Lighting Replacement



Thank you to the BHS Fine Arts Boosters for funding state of the art LED lighting in the BHS art gallery.  Thirty-two feet of existing white track was replaced by over sixty feet of new black track to match our existing black ceiling.  The new fixtures power state-of-the-art LED bulbs with optical lenses that provide more brightness with less glare.  Technologies employed in these bulbs are specifically designed for color-critical applications such as art galleries and museums.  The new bulbs are over 80% more efficient than the 50 watt halogen bulbs they replace.  The increased efficiency results in a projected savings in excess of five-thousand dollars over the fifteen year life of the bulbs.


Click here to learn how you can can become a BHS Fine Arts Booster.

Continue to Grow and Develop

INCLUDE FINE ARTS COURSES IN PROGRAMS OF STUDY FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Course selection for the 2015-2016 school year is currently open.  There are many exiting opportunities for students to continue their Fine Arts education at BHS.  Including the arts in a program of study is one of the best ways for a student to develop essential creative and critical think skills.  The arts can also help students build a well-rounded high school experience, which is important when pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities.

If you have questions regarding Fine Arts courses, please do not hesitate to contact the BHS Fine Arts office at 847-842-3214 or to contact faculty members directly.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Handmade Holiday

Through December 22nd

Clair E. Smith Gallery

This show features decorative, functional, and wearable art pieces, perfect for gift giving. Works are made by local artists.


Think Outside The BlackBox - Improv Show

December 8th at 7:00pm

Black Box Theater

$5 minimum donation 

Join us for an evening of improv.  Fifty percent of the box office proceeds will be donated to The Crib, a center for homeless youth in Chicago.


Winter Band Concert

December 9th at 7:30pm

Richard C. Johnson Auditorium

Admission Complimentary

The HS bands will perform with the combined 8th grade bands from Station and Prairie Middle Schools.


Winter Orchestra Concert

December 11th at 7:30pm

Richard C. Johnson Auditorium

Admission Complimentary

The winter orchestra concert features the Varsity, String, and Symphony Orchestras as well as many small ensembles.  Join us for what is sure to be a night of festive music.


 
 
 
 

Mission Statement

Creative involvement in the visual and performing arts gives balance to the broad pattern of learning.The fine arts curriculum challenges students to think creatively, encourages risk-taking, and enables students to apply their problem-solving skills beyond the classroom.