Visual Arts

Every student has the potential to be an artist.

At Peddie, we are committed to developing that potential. Our faculty offers guidance diverse approaches including Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Installation Art, Photography, Architecture and Film. Students also have opportunities to view exhibitions from visiting artists and display their own work in the Mariboe Gallery.Featuring field trips each term to venues ranging from The Metropolitain Museum of Art to Chelsea art galleries, our visual arts program inspires young artists to develop their own creative voices.

Mariboe Art Gallery

Located in the Swig Arts Center, our Mariboe Gallery hosts provocative and engaging exhibits by visiting artists and our own students and faculty.

The Arts at Peddie
PEDDIE THEATER HOLDS

4

STAGE PRODUCTIONS EACH YEAR
EACH DAY

300

STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED IN OUR ARTS PROGRAM
OUR MUSIC DEPARTMENT HAS

12

PERFORMANCE GROUPS
WE HOLD

2

SPEAKING CONTESTS ANNUALLY
OUR AUDITORIUM HOLDS

535

SEATS AND AN ORCHESTRA PIT
PEDDIE ARTS DEPARTMENT OFFERS

23

COURSES EACH YEAR

Arts Calendar

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Swig Arts Center

On display through February 10, 2018

Sarah Sutton's current paintings explore ideas of space - from how it is depicted on a flat surface to how spatial cues in a painting correlate with the way our bodies interface with the world. They depict a hybrid space, where memory, history, psychological projection, and the deep flatness of the Internet converge into landscape. The paintings are based on three-dimensional collages made of overlaid, chopped up, ripped and folded fragments of printed images that depict many genres, including vintage and current advertisements, post-industrial landscapes and scientific illustrations. Created and found objects such as architectural models, clothing, rusting metals, organic matter, minerals and sculpture fragments are also intertwined to create multiple landscapes. All are arranged over multiple layers of two-dimensional planes of plexiglass, and viewed from above like an analog version of a layered Photoshop image. Sarah is originally from the central Appalachian mountain region in northeastern Pennsylvania, and currently is a faculty member at Ithaca College.

Meet our Faculty

Catherine Watkins

Catherine Watkins

Director of Visual Arts
B.A., Yale University
M.A., Syracuse University
Arts, History, Visual Arts
Joyce Chen

Joyce Chen

Teacher
M.A.T., Rhode Island School of Design
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
Arts, Visual Arts
Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison

Director of Mariboe Gallery
B.A., Cornell University
M.F.A., Maine College of Art
M.A.T., Johns Hopkins University
Arts, Visual Arts
Claudio Middleton

Claudio Middleton

Teacher
M.A., Catholic Univ of Valparaiso, Inst of History (Chile )
B.A., Catholic Univ of Valparaiso, Inst of History (Chile )
Arts, Language, Visual Arts


It's what they do

Our visual arts faculty are working artists; when they are not in the classroom, they are seeking out opportunities to perform and develop their crafts. Here's where our visual arts faculty were this summer:

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