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Lunch Reception “Meet & Greet” 
Wednesday, Feb.13: 12:30  - 1:30 PM
 
Artist Talk 
Wednesday, Feb.13: 1:40 - 2:30 PM

Exhibition on display February 13 - March 15, 2019

Kris Campbell is currently creating large scale portrait art using cross stitch technique on open weave synthetic screens for canvas. 
 
Kris double majored in both Art and Biology at Lafayette College.  Her early path after undergraduate school lead her to a position of color manipulation in the world of clothing catalog publishing, back when Photoshop was just 1.0 version!  Whether employed full-time or part-time, Kris always maintained a studio space to create.  Her desire for community connection lead her to working for Social Impact Studios, a Philadelphia based business that brought art and activism together to engage the public in important social issues. She continued to paint and sculpt in Philadelphia while not only working full-time but also studying at the original renowned Barnes Museum. Never willing to sit still in life, Kris persistently pursued acceptance to the SVA graduate school program. Upon acceptance into the MFA program, Kris left Philadelphia and returned to New York.  Here her work continued, painting portraits on plexiglass while experimenting with layering techniques of both color and plexi.  
 
Kris’ art has been deeply influenced by the generations of familial history in the flower bulb industry. It shines brightest in how she sees color, explaining  that each cross-X in her stitching is like an individual bloom in the Dutch flower fields.
 
Kris inherited a vast supply of fiber art supplies upon the death of her grandmother.  Bequeathed heirloom supplies and equipment (looms, spinning wheels, wool, and boxes of embroidery floss) guided her to her first cross stitch project which was a portrait of her son.  Upon completion, she chose to frame the piece with the back as the front. Flashing forward 10 years now, she is using window screen as a ground, enabling her to work bigger and play more with color. 
 
In the past year the work has come off the wall and hangs so that both sides of the work can be experienced,  making her newest art a sculptural experience, too.
 
Kris Campbell is currently represented by 95 ½ MAIN Gallery in Nyack, NY.

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Visual Arts Department Showcase



Welcome!


A structured involvement in the arts unleashes the kind of creativity that can invigorate one’s entire learning experience. Studying the arts can also help a student grasp mathematical and visual concepts, develop critical literacy, and see patterns across academic disciplines.

At Dwight-Englewood, the arts play an important role from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.

All Lower School students learn how to listen to and create music. One activity that defines the Lower School experience is the Creating Original Opera program, in which all fifth-graders participate. Additionally, our studio-art program offers children the opportunity to explore many forms of visual art. Students work from both their own imagination and direct observation. By starting out early in life making art, our students ignite a lifelong love for the arts.

At the Middle School level, drama, music, and studio art challenge students to become confident and imaginative innovators. This growth continues in the Upper School, where a program such as Jazz Rock helps aspiring singers and musicians select the right composition to show-case their talents.

In the Upper School, students can choose from courses in studio art, sculpture, ceramics, and photography/video production; theater courses that explore acting technique, writing for the stage, production, and the technical arts; and music courses in orchestra and chamber ensembles, chorus, stage band, or handbell choir.

One of the most exciting things about Dwight-Englewood’s arts program is that so many of our instructors boast significant professional experience. Many are active on Broadway, play in musical ensembles, or pursue visual-arts careers. By sharing their real-world experience with students, our teachers serve to inspire and to prepare a new guard made up both of people who make art and those who deeply appreciate it.

Meet the Arts Department

List of 17 members.

  • Mr. John Littlefield 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Arts/Adjunct Faculty
    (201) 227-3255
  • Mrs. Rachel Brusky 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    6th Grade Art and the D-E Visual Arts Department
    201-569-9500 x4836
    New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey - Standard Teaching Certificate
    New York Academy of Art - M.F.A.
    Rhode Island School of Design - B.F.A.
  • Mr. Robert "Rob" DeBellis 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Jazz Rock and Stage Band Music Teacher
    (201) 569-9500 x4765
    University of Pennsylvania - B.A.
  • Mrs. Carole DeVito 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    part time Chair of History Dept./Art History
    (201)569-9500 x4415
    Columbia University - M.A.
    Smith College - B.A.
  • Ms. Marisol Diaz 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Chair of the Fine Arts Department
    (201) 227-3250
    Maryland Institute - M.F.A.
    Antioch College - B.A.
  • Mr. Leon Di Leone 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    MIS Dir/Audio-Visual Coordinator/TheatreTech Dir
    (201) 227-3212
  • Mr. Diego Garcia 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Private Music Lesson Program
    (201) 569-9500 x4704
  • Ms. Mary Heveran 

    Dwight=Englewood School
    LS Music Grades 1 - 5
    (201)569-9500 x4315
    Centenary College - B.A.
  • Mr. Kenneth Kacmar 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Choral Director
    (201) 569-9500 x4726
  • Mr. Robert Levin 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Music Part time
    (201) 569-9500 x4784
  • Mr. James "Jake" Lloyd II 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Art Department- Music
    (201) 227-3256
  • Mr. John McCabe 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Photography
    Long Island University - B.A.
    School of Visual Arts
  • Ms. Carla Moriarty 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Artistic Director of Theater
    (201) 569-9500 x4816
  • Mr. Robert Murphy 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Upper School Theater Director
    (201) 569-9500 x4719
  • Ms. Annaliesa Place 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Private Music Lesson Program
    (201) 569-9500 x4727
    n/a
  • Mrs. Lydia (Oliveros) Scrivanich 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Art Department -Fine Arts
    (201) 569-9500 x4394
  • Miss Caitlyn Young 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Art Department -Fine Arts
    (201) 569-9500 x4829
Join us for Dwight-Englewood School's production of CATS!
 
Friday, March 1 at 7 PM
Sstruday, March 2 at 2 PM & 7 PM
Lillian Pitkin Schenck Auditorium

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Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.