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

Mariboe Gallery, Swig Arts Center

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is a photographer and publisher based in New York and London. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, England; Aperture Gallery, New York; University of Arizona, Tucson; Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon; and Brooklyn Museum, New York; among others. Permanent collections include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Wedge Collection, Toronto; and Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania.

Kris Graves creates artwork that deals with what he views wrong with American society and aims to use art as a means to inform people about social issues. He also works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. Graves creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory.

http://krisgraves.com/info/

Chorus Room (lower level of Swig Arts Center)

An evening of sweet entertainment in the Swig Arts Building Choral Room.

William Mount-Burke Theatre in Geiger Reeves Hall

One of three annual main stage performances, this year's Winter Musical is the well-known "Fiddler on the Roof," the story of a Jewish peasant in pre-revolutionary Russia who seeks to marry off his three daughters while maintaining his cultural and religious traditions in the face of outside influences and growing antisemitism.

William Mount-Burke Theatre in Geiger Reeves Hall

One of three annual main stage performances, this year's Winter Musical is the well-known "Fiddler on the Roof," the story of a Jewish peasant in pre-revolutionary Russia who seeks to marry off his three daughters while maintaining his cultural and religious traditions in the face of outside influences and growing antisemitism.

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
Jonathan Harkel

Jonathan Harkel

Teacher
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