Art for Art

A wonderful array of ceramics was on display and available for purchase at last week's band, choir and orchestra concerts. Art for Art featured more than 70 pieces created by current and former students, as well as three works from Ceramics Teacher Jerry Mahle. The artwork was sold for a minimum donation of $20, with all proceeds benefiting The WARM Place so the organization could buy art supplies for its Family Night events. The Fine Arts Department collected $1,708.61 over the three concert evenings.
View the slideshow of ceramics offered. 

“FWCD has always been blessed with talented, driven students,” Mahle said. “The breadth of styles and the quality of the work clearly illustrates that fact. I am fortunate to be able to teach enthusiastic and charitable students.”
“Partnering with our booster organization Creative Arts Students and Teachers, we brainstormed how we could help our community,” said Chelsy Beninate, Director of Fine Arts.  “Jamie Malonis, CAST President, suggested that we consider The WARM Place as she is familiar with their programs. The idea evolved into what will become a yearly tradition. In future years, we plan to compile a panel of students who will research organizations to give back Art for Art.  Our hope is that these community relations will foster more service-learning art opportunities.”

Those who contributed ceramics to Art for Art were: 

Madison Aust ’23
Camden Abercrombie ’23
Olivia Hilliard ’22
Alice Carlile ’24
Mia Aitelli ’24
Sophie Toomey ’24
Malinda Murphey ’22
Isabella Sweeney ’24
Walker Anderson ’23
Paul Ray ’23
Kurt Kimmel ’22
Leena Keylani ’24
Benjamin Liberto ’23
Eloise Ethridge ’25
Alex Long ’23
Caroline Grebe ’23
Mimi Cauble ’23
Liam Callahan ’23
Paxton Matthews ’23
Ben Blahitka ’23
Kyle Braden ’24
Alex Kelly ’23
Charlotte Comeaux ’24

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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.