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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Chorus Room (lower level of Swig Arts Center)

13 Members of the Arts Signature Experience, Class of 2019 share their summer adventures with the Peddie community. Desserts will be served; presentations begin promptly at 6:45. The following students will be presenting:

Visual Arts: Sruthi Kocherlakota, Mikyo Munekata, Max Frumkin, Najijiyya Al-Mahi, Neil Dange, Nikhil Dighe and Amanda Lindsay

Theater: Becky Harris, Isabella LaGrego (musical theater), Mia Pangasnan and Femia Tonelli

Music: Xavier Fredericks and Daniel Funderbirk

Drawing - Painting - Installation

Ronny Quevedo (b.1981, Guayaquil, Ecuador) works in a variety of mediums including sculpture and drawing. Quevedo received his MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2013 and BFA from The Cooper Union in 2003. He has had several solo exhibitions including no hay medio tiempo / there is no halftime, Queens Museum (2017), Home Field Advantage, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Bronx, New York (2015), and Ulama, Ule, Olé, Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami (2013). He is a recipient of a Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists and A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. He has participated in residencies at the Triangle Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Kala Art Institute, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Project Row Houses, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and Lower East Side Printshop. Currently he is artist in residence at Smack Mellon. He has been published in Hyperallergic and Art Forum.

http://www.ronnyquevedo.info/

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
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
M.A.T., Rhode Island School of Design
Arts, Visual Arts
Claudio Middleton

Claudio Middleton

Teacher
B.A., Catholic Univ of Valpara¡so, Inst of History (Chile )
M.A., Catholic Univ of Valpara¡so, 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:

Cathy Watkins, Director of Visual Arts
Patricia O'Neill

Teaching AP Art History can take you almost anywhere! Watkins spent time in Europe visiting museums, galleries, prehistoric and historic sites.