Glass artist Brier-Rose Werner, a 2016 GSA graduate, demonstrates how to make glass beads in a workshop while senior Griffin Werner, her brother, watches. PHOTO BY COREY ESPOSITO

Spring arts festival returns to GSA

BLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy campus came alive with creativity in late May with the return of the Spring Arts Festival after a two-year hiatus.

The celebration of arts of all kinds kicked off with a performance by Belfast dancer and folk musician Molly Gawler.

Over two days, students took part in more than 75 different workshops led by area professionals, alumni, staff and students. The workshops were on subjects as diverse as painting, writing, cooking, gardening, dancing, acting, laser-cutting and fly-tying.

Each day concluded with music: a battle of the bands on the first day and a performance by singer-songwriter Caroline Cotter on the second.

The festival was organized by Melissa Rioux, who chairs the school’s arts department. Rioux would like to thank the workshop presenters and the scores of staff and volunteers who made the return of Arts Fest possible.

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