CBNA Theatre to Present One Act Showcase

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present a showcase of student directed one act comedies on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  The evening will feature works directed by seven CBNA seniors including The Mental and Emotional Deterioration of the Late Night Paper Writer  an original piece by Sandra Black, a play about the dangers of procrastination, directed by the author, featuring Katie Spadafora, Madison Rollins, Cailinn Monahan, Cassuarina French, Cody Peck, Braelin Ash and Rylee Rogers ; a look at the college recruitment process with 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview by Ian McWethy directed by Zachary Helm featuring Connor Nowak, Mary Katherine Patteson, Maeva Kibbe, Caitlin Reynolds, Courtney Snow, Shemrey Lussier, Brianna Jackson and Jacob Nesmith; Extinction by Jacob Lock, also an original work, a look at a  post-apocalyptic world, directed by the author and featuring Lily Marston and Mirah Johnston; the dramedy GBF Forever by Asher Wyndham directed by Casey Szmyt featuring Winter Lussier and Dylan Detrude;  the offbeat love story Acorn by David Graziano directed by Julia Sommer featuring Mackenzie Flanders and Brian Downer; Backflip by Catherine Butterfield, a look at a therapist and his unconventional patient, directed by Erin Boodey and featuring Aiden Schutte and Darin Sweet; and the madcap comedy Vital Organs by Jonathan Dorff and directed by Nina Laramee featuring Ian Gollihur, Cameron Black, Patrick Helm, Alexander Mercedes and Lauren Rose.  Several of the pieces contain material which may not be suitable for younger audiences. General admission tickets are $6 and will be available at the door the night of the show or at www.cbnanh.booktix.com.  For further information contact elent@coebrown.org or call 603-942-9931 ext. 237.

Winter Arts Festival 2017 at CBNA

Winter Arts Festival logo designed by Alexis Call

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that this year’s Winter Arts Festival will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the main building of the CBNA campus, in Northwood.  The festival will open at 6 pm to a student exhibition of entries to The Scholastic Art Awards in the Multi-Purpose Room.  At 7 pm, the Select Chorus will formally open the evening followed by a visual presentations of award recipients that will be moving on to the regional level of the Scholastic Art Awards of NH, and then performances by the CBNA Concert Chorus and members of CBNA theatre classes.  The evening will conclude with a performance by the CBNA Concert Band.  Students, faculty, friends and community members are all invited.  As in the past, this special evening in the arts helps to provide additional financial support for supplies and repairs for the programs of the CBNA Fine Arts Department that cannot be planned for in advance.  Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated. Admission is free to all participating students, while general admission is $5.00 each or $20.00 for a family of four or more.  Please join us for a memorable evening of visual and performing arts.

 

Godspell Coming to CBNA

The cast of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s production of Godspell rehearses a scene from the show which will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 26, 27 & 26 at 7 pm. Ticket information can be found at cbnanh.booktix.com or by calling 603-942-5531 ext. 237.

CBNA Theatre Students to Present Godspell October 26, 27, 28

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present the classic musical Godspell, Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz on Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 26, 27 & 28, 2017, in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  In Godspell, which is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, a small group of people help Jesus tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comedy. The show includes an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville which are employed as the story dances across the stage. Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance, community and love come vibrantly to life in this well-known musical. The ensemble cast includes Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Brian Downer, Mackenzie Flanders, Nina Laramee, Cooper Leduke, Paige Marston, Alex Mercedes, Connor Nowak, Alyssa Reiff, Rylee Rogers, Allison Rose, Aiden Schutte, Julia Sommer, and Darin Sweet with additional performances by Mirah Johnston, and Lily Marston. Production stage manager junior Cody Peck will be leading an experienced production team of skilled theatre technicians who will bring Godspell to life. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance and choreography from faculty member Kolby Hume. Music direction is by David Deardorff. Reserved tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and are available at http://cbnanh.booktix.com. For further information, call 942-5531, ext. 237, or email elent@coebrown.org. Hope to see you there.

Fourteen Artworks Added to CBNA Permanent Collection from the Class of 2017

Class of 2017 Foyer Area 2017-18

Several pieces of artwork donated to the CBNA Permanent Art Collection by members of the Class of 2017 hang in the main foyer of Pinkham Hall at CBNA.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce that fourteen members of the Class of 2017 have had their artwork added to the CBNA Permanent Art Collection.  Each year, senior students who have completed a prescribed course of visual arts study are invited to donate one piece of their two-dimensional artworks to the school’s collection.  The works by the following CBNA members of the Class of 2017 were displayed as a group exhibition during the summer at Barrington Family Practice and Walk-in Care and have returned to CBNA and are on display in the upper foyer area in Pinkham Hall for 2017-2018 school year.  During the summer exhibit in Barrington, a special opportunity allowed patrons of the Family Practice to cast their vote for their favorite piece.  Jennifer, Office Manager announced that Brielle MacLeod’s scratchboard drawing – k was the recipient of a $100 Visa gift card for receiving the most “people’s choice” votes throughout the June to September exhibit.

In honor of the 150th year of CBNA, the art department is pleased to announce additional special class exhibitions from the permanent art collection.  The class of 2016 is on display in the new lower conference room adjacent to the Library and the class of 2015 is on display in the Guidance Conference room, all will be on display for the remainder of the school year.

A total of  302 pieces have now been installed since the collection started with the class of 1987.  Congratulations recent graduates!

Class of 2017 Additions:

289 Cassandra Barnhart – Tastes like Travelling – Gouache on Paper – 14” x 18” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

290 Morgan Call – Half Dozen – Acrylic on Canvas Board – 16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

291 Emelia Cronshaw – You Hold My Heart – Pastel on Paper – 13” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

292 Abigail Devaney – Pony Tail – Scratchboard – 12” x 10” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

293 Curtis Lashon – Bottom Third of Frosty – Digital Color Photograph – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

294 Brielle Macleod – k. – Scratchboard – 11” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

295 Emily Marie – Hiding Behind the Mask – Colored Pencils – 20” x 16” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

296 Sophia Menjivar – Greasy Personality – Acrylic on Canvas Board – 11” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

297 Shaun Stevens – Dross – Watercolor & Ink on Paper – 10” x 12” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

298 Sarah Turmel – Laugh at the Beautiful – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

299 Elizabeth Ward – Starry Bright – Pastel on Paper –24” x 30” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

300 Isabella Wilson – Anura and I – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

301 Zowi Woodman – Hidden in the Trees – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

302 LilyGrace York – History is History – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

 

 

 

CBNA to Host Opera Mozart and Salieri

Mozart and Salieri Poster 10.2.17

CBNA alumnus Michael Dodge (left) as Mozart and Rob McGinness (right) as Salieri will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri October 2 at CBNA.

On October 2nd, 2017, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will present Mozart and Salieri, an opera in one act by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This rare masterpiece will feature tenor and CBNA alumnus Michael Dodge in the role of Mozart, baritone Rob McGinness as Salieri, accompanied by Dr. Dan Perkins of Plymouth State University on piano. The performance will take place in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA Campus at 7pm. The opera will be sung in the original Russian with English translations supplied. Admission is by freewill donation. Rob McGuiness is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and will receive his Master of Music from Peabody Institute in May. As a scholar of musicology and theory, Michael Dodge has presented research papers on vocal music at conferences in the United States and abroad. Michael holds degrees from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where he worked as a graduate assistant and was awarded the George Woodhead Prize in Voice.  Dr. Dan Perkins is in his 24th year at Plymouth State University (NH), where he is professor of music and director of choral activities, and in 2007 was appointed the first Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor.

 

 

Class Art Exhibitions on Display

In honor of the 150th year of CBNA, the art department is pleased to announce three special class exhibitions from the permanent art collection.  The class of 2017 is recently back from its summer exhibition at Barrrington Family Walk-in Care where Brielle Macleod receive the people’s choice award from their summer patrons.  The class of 2017 is currently on display in the upper foyer area of Pinkham Hall.  In addition, the class of 2016 is on display in the new lower conference room adjacent to the Library.  Finally, the class of 2015 will be on display in the Guidance Conference room. All will be on display for the remainder of the school year.

Permanent Art Collection

CBNA Students Participate in Congressional Art Competition  

 

Congressional Art Award winning photograph Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty by CBNA senior Curtis Lashon to be displayed for the next year in Washington, D.C.

Congressional Art Award winning photograph Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty by CBNA senior Curtis Lashon to be displayed for the next year in Washington, D.C.

The following 16 Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students recently participated in the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District: from Barrington – Sarah Doiron; from Northwood – Nicolas LaMontagne, Curtis Lashon, Mabel Mackey, Emily Marie, Aimee Mason, and Sarah Turmel; from Nottingham – Shannon Jackson, Raven Barnes, Maeve Kibbie, and Serena Poulin; from Strafford – Emelia Cronshaw, Rebekah Hinrichsen, Olivia Lee, Brielle Macleod, and Fiona O’Shea . The exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony took place on Friday, May 12 at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord.  The first place award was presented to CBNA senior Curtis Lashon for his photograph entitled: Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty.  The color digital photograph will be framed and will be on display in the tunnel connecting the Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC. beginning in June, 2017 through May, 2018. In addition, several students received scholarship offers from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester.  Seniors Emelia Cronshaw, Sarah Turmel, and Curtis Lashon were offered BFA Scholarships, while junior Sarah Doiron, and sophomore Serena Poulin each received summer workshop scholarships. Congratulations to all.

 

 

CBNA Theatre to Present The Birds: A Modern Adaptation by Don Zolodis

CBNA students (from left) Cassandra Barnhart as Procne, Brian Downer as Epops, Joseph Guptill as Eulpides and Ian Gollihur as Pithetaerus rehearse a scene from The Birds: A Modern Adaptation.

CBNA students (from left) Cassandra Barnhart as Procne, Brian Downer as Epops, Joseph Guptill as Eulpides and Ian Gollihur as Pithetaerus rehearse a scene from The Birds: A Modern Adaptation.

Looking for a little humor to lift your spirits this winter? Then the theatre students of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy have just the cure, as they present The Birds: A Modern Adaptation by Don Zolodis on March 9, 10 at 7 pm and March 11 at 2 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA Campus in Northwood. Based on Aristophanes’ comedy first performed in 414 B.C., The Birds: A Modern Adaptation tells the story of two miscreants who are fed up with a world of insurance salesmen and petty problems and flee to the kingdom of the birds for a simpler life. While living there, the two scheme up a financial jackpot that could turn the bird’s land into a powerful utopia. Their only obstacle: the wrath of the gods. A hilarious and satirical look at politics, religion and the foolishness of mankind that revives and revamps Aristophanes’ classic comedy. Senior Joseph Guptill and sophomore Ian Gollihur playing miscreants Eulpides and Pithetaerus respectively, lead an enthusiastic cast of thirty-one students including seniors Cassandra Barnhart, Marissa Gast, Arianna Jones and Kelsey Wallace; juniors Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm, Nina Laramee, Jacob Lock, Cailinn Monahan, Kayla Pollak, Alyssa Reiff, Allison Rose, Julia Sommer and Courtney Snow; sophomores Braelin Ash, Dylan DeTrude, Brian Downer, Mackenzie Flanders, Cassuarina French, Cooper Leduke, Cody Peck and Madison Rollins; and freshmen Patrick Helm, Connor Nowak, Abbi Pelletier, Caitlin Reynolds, Rylee Rogers and Lauren Rose. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance from faculty member Kolby Hume. Caution, The Birds: A Modern Adaptation is not recommended for younger audiences. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors and will be available starting March 6 by email – elent@coebrown.org , by calling 603-942-5531 ext. 237, at the main office before or after school or at the door. This will be just the cure for the winter blues. Hope to see you there.

CBNA Students Receive Statewide Recognition in The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire 2017

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to announce that eighteen CBNA art students representing 28 works of art received recognition in The 2017 Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire – A Regional Affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. Their works are among the 925 pieces of Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award winning works on display beginning Tuesday, January 23 through Saturday, February 5 at the Stockbridge Theatre on the campus of Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. The exhibition is open to the public Mon. – Fri. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. An awards reception will take place in the theatre on Sunday, February 5. Students in grades 7-9 will be honored at a ceremony beginning at noon, followed by grade 10-12 at 1:00 PM. The exhibition will close at 3:00 PM. CBNA Student award totals: 12 Gold Keys, 4 Silver Keys, and 15 Honorable Mentions. In addition, two seniors, Sarah Turmell – Honorable Mention and Curtis Lashon – Silver Key and Honorable Mention, were recognized for their portfolios, an opportunity that will provide them with scholarship opportunities. The Gold Key artworks will continue on to compete in the national competition later this spring.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Student recipients are as follows:

Barrington
Emma Arsenault (11) / Silver Key Award – Photography / Title: Kaleidoscopic

Strafford
Annabella Fasulo (10) / Gold Key Award – Mixed Media / Title: Safety Pin
/ Gold Key Award – Drawing /  Title: Elementary Hatred
Raven Barnes (11) / Honorable Mention Award – Drawing / Title: Secure
Sydney Jacques (9) / Silver Key Award – Photography / Title: Nailed Together
/ Silver Key Award – Photography / Title: Decomposing
Zowi Woodman (12) / Gold Key Award – Drawing / Title: Hidden
Kelsey Wallace (12) / Honorable Mention Award – Photography / Title: Cut Off

Center Strafford
Lily Grace York (12) / Silver Key Award –Mixed Media / Title: Paint Swatch Thoughts

Nottingham
Davio DeLuca (12) / Gold Key Award – Photography / Title: Adventure
/ Gold Key Award – Photography / Title: Drops
/ Silver Key Award – Photography / Title: America
Shannon Jackson (9) / Gold Key Award – Drawing / Title: Origins
/ Gold Key Award – Printmaking / Title: Guitarist
/ Honorable Mention Award – Mixed Media / Title: Empty Gold
Madelyn Dallaire (11) / Honorable Mention Award – Photography / Title: Stemmed
Mackenzie Ledoux (10) / Silver Key Award – Printmaking / Title: Brother

Northwood
Cassandra Barnhart (12) / Honorable Mention Award – Mixed Media / Title: Say Anything
/ Honorable Mention Award – Painting / Title: Tastes Like Travelling
Griffen Bono (10) / Honorable Mention Award – Drawing / Title: Bottles and Circles
Curtis Lashon (12) / Honorable Mention Award – Photography / Title: Northwood Sunrise
/ Silver Key Award – Portfolio 1 / Title: Friendly Waters
/ Honorable Mention Award – Portfolio 2 / Title: Oh Sun How You Shine
Sophia Menjivar (12) / Honorable Mention Award – Drawing / Title: Ange
Sarah Turmel (12) / Silver Key Award – Drawing / Title: Flies and Cobwebs Unwind
/ Honorable Mention Award – Portfolio
Shemrey Lussier (11) / Silver Key Award – Photography / Title: Holding On
Jordan May (12) / Honorable Mention Award – Drawing / Title: The Birch Tree

Gold Key Award Winning artworks by Davio DeLuca, Shannon Jackson, Annabella Fasulo and Zowi Woodman: