Arts for Kenya, which took place Saturday, April 28th, sold the work of Blair’s advanced art students to benefit children’s education at the two Blair in Kenya schools. This year, the event raised $5,000. To learn more about Blair in Kenya, or to donate, click here. It also showcased a few students’ performing arts skills.
The beginning of Arts for Kenya included students and teachers perusing and purchasing art, including photos, drawings, paintings, ceramics, and other items.
There was also a bake sale, selling teacher- and student-made baked goods. I arrived at 8pm– the starting time for the event– and still didn’t manage to get any of Mr. Delwiche’s famed treats.
Lydia Richardson ’20 was there selling her and follow sophomore Emia Musabegovic’s Blair in Kenya shirts and hoodies. Their design included the words, “Knowledge is Power,” and featured a design of a book.
Mr. Trish also set up a photo booth station, and people loved it!
After an hour, everyone then went into the DuBois Theater to watch the student performances. First up was Luna Xu ’21 playing the piano. Siena Tipton ’18 followed, reading an original poem. Next up was Kendrick Ng-Yow ’19, singing a medley and playing ukulele. After Kendrick was Rachel Ninomiya ’19, playing the saxophone.
The Arts for Kenya event was a entertaining experience and it was amazing to see my friends’ artwork. Katherine Holding ’20 loved the event, stating, “Arts for Kenya was a perfect way to support both global education and our peers.”
(Copyright 2018 June Dinias)