Today was another full day’s worth of hard work in preparation for Final Day, but that work definitely did not go without reward!
Like most mornings here at GSA, students kicked off their day with a morning presentation. This particular presentation was given by Kristen Hughes and John Gage from Arts in Healing (a program of The Kentucky Center), which is designed to work all aspects of the arts into healthcare. They talked about administering to patients as well as running an organization like theirs, and that part of administering to patients is knowing and accepting that your plan will not always work; you have to let things happen according to the patients’ needs.
After the morning presentation, students settled into their respective studios for the rest of the day. They seem to be working harder and harder every day from a mix of artistic drive and approaching deadlines as they continue to collaborate with other disciplines to prepare projects for Final Day.
As previously mentioned, this hard work did not go without reward. After dinner, students were treated with a private concert in the intimate Carrick Theater by rising folk musician, cellist, and Lexington native, Ben Sollee! The students were thrilled with the opportunity see him live, and many were eager to contribute in his post-performance Q&A session and for a picture with him before they left.
The fun didn’t stop after the concert either! Afterwards, many students participated in what turned out to be an intense dodgeball tournament, with games as big as 8-on-8, a few rematches, and even a little healthy rivalry. There’s no doubt that these students still have plenty of drive and determination left in them, even after an intense past two weeks of work!
Parents – We have some video and plenty of incredible, quality photographs from all the excitement today, so don’t forget to watch the video below and then check out our SmugMug page full of pictures that you can purchase!