Press release from Rumson School District
Students, staff, and volunteers at Forrestdale School in Rumson outdid themselves once again, as the annual Evening of Fine Arts showcased students art and music on May 26.
A talented roster of student pianists – Norah Anderson, Gray Barnum, Louisa Barnum, Sydney Carroll, Hannah Duprey, Madeleine Ganun, Grace Harvey, Tyler Izzo, Tristan Izzo, George Kressler, and Hayden Marciszewski – provided a musical greeting as a throng of visitors entered the school’s lobby.
Artwork by fourth through eighth graders was featured in the hallways, cafeteria, and lobby. Parent volunteers helped prepare and hang the artwork for the PTO-sponsored event.
Visitors enjoyed Aboriginal Animal Art, Fish Bowls with Melted Glass, Snow Globes, Chuck Close Self-Portraits, Kimmy Cantrell-Inspired Clay, Zentangles, Hokusai Waves, Durer Rhinos, and more.
Performances by Junior Choir and Beginning Band were featured in the school’s all-purpose room. The Junior Choir, directed by Barbara Leutz, sang “Peace in Twelve Languages,” “Reflections of a Lad at Sea” (The Captain’s Mate, Thoughts of Home, The Ghost Ship) and “Two Sea Chanteys” (Cape Cod Girls, Sleepy Sailor). John Lebitsch led the Beginning Band through “Popcorn Prelude,” “Slideways,” and “Hard Rock Blues.”