The third annual Ursuline Arts Festival Awards was a huge success! On Thursday, April 6 students from the entire Academy showed off their talents in visual and performing arts for parents, family, friends, and the community.
Performing arts included dance, orchestra, piano, recorder, choir, and theater from the Queen's Players.
At the Senior Art Show, awards were given for Drawing, Watercolor, Acrylic, 3D, Mixed Media, and the title of Best In Show went to Gambrill Petty.
And for the first time, there was a special tribute to Ursuline's own Mother St. Croix, the first female photographer in the city. Her original photos were on display, as well as antique equipment she used including cameras and glass negative slides. Our seniors even paid homage to Mother St. Croix by creating photos of current life at Ursuline in the sytle of her photographs.
Always a favorite was the 9th annual "Remember the Ladies," which began as a way for students to honor women who have made major contributions to America. In letters to her husband, Abigail Adams asked future President John Adams to "remember the ladies "as the founding fathers were creating this new nation. Ursuline students continue to live up to Mrs. Adams' request. Each junior chooses an influential woman in American History to portray during the festival, and those attending are encouraged to interact with the students as their character.