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

Printmaking

Born and raised in Paris, France of Haitian heritage, Edwige emigrated to the United States at the age of 9. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking with honors from the Maine College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in Maine, Connecticut, Oregon and New York. Edwige was awarded the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist award in 2013 and a Maine Arts Commission Good Idea Grant in 2011. Edwige has printmaking art project with the Edmunds Consolidated Schools in Edmunds, ME and participated in several group shows that explored issues of race, including The Other Side of Shade (2013) and Undoing Racism in the Joanne Waxman Library at the Maine College of Art (2009). In addition to her art based projects, Edwige has been an artist resident at Tides Institute & Museum of Art in Eastport, ME, the Quimby Colony in Portland ME and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson VT. She is currently an advisor to the People of Color Fund at the Maine Community Foundation. She lives in Portland, ME with her husband and son.

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William Mount-Burke Theatre in Geiger Reeves Hall

One of Peddie's oldest traditions, the J. Walter Reeves Speaking Contest is named for a longtime teacher of drama and public speaking at Peddie. Students share personal stories in front of judges and an audience of their peers.

Chorus Room (lower level of Swig Arts Center)

Students from the Honors Theater Class produce, direct, design and act in One-Act plays

Chorus Room (lower level of Swig Arts Center)

Students from the Honors Theater Class produce, direct, design and act in One-Act plays

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