2021 TASIS Spring Arts Festival
Under the direction of TASIS Founder M. Crist Fleming, who was an ardent supporter of the arts, former faculty members Horst Dürrschmidt and Fernando Gonzales established the TASIS Spring Arts Festival in 1974. Held near the end of each school year, the festival is, in addition to a community-wide celebration of the arts, a final assessment for students in visual arts, theater, and music. “The Spring Arts Festival sets out to recognize the arts and to celebrate and support the unique contributions that the arts and humanities make to TASIS life,” explained Visual Arts Department Chair Martyn Dukes. “It gives us the opportunity to showcase, through performance and exhibition, the arts from across the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. It involves virtually every TASIS student.”
Although ongoing safety regulations did not allow us to hold the 2021 Spring Arts Festival in its traditional form, which would include large audiences in the Palestra and Palmer Center for all musical and theatrical performances, this year's festival nonetheless featured a number of outstanding live performances and a brilliant Visual Art Exhibition. The events listed below were attended by small audiences composed of students and faculty members.
Visual Arts Department Chair Martyn Dukes, Performing Arts Department Chair Samantha Forrest, and all the talented students and teachers who make up their departments were excited to showcase their excellent work to the TASIS community over the course of May 7–23. Have a look below, and we hope you enjoy the 47th annual TASIS Spring Arts Festival!