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man standing at podium in black robe at graduation Williston Senior Academic Awards Announced

During its remote 179th Commencement ceremony, broadcast on May 23, 2020, Williston Northampton School announced the names of its senior academic award winners. Please note, award winners in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be announced during the 2020-21 school year. The senior awards are as follows: History and Global Studies The A. L. HEPWORTH...

Fire Breather, Trinidad, Cuba-dan-burkholder Pioneering Image-Maker Kicks off Photo Lecture Series

Williston’s Photographer’s Lecture Series kicks off with digital photography pioneer Dan Burkholder. A Master platinum printer, in the early 1990’s Burkholder wrote the groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, opening doors for legions of image-makers wishing to combine the precision of digital imaging with the warmth and charm of the handmade print. He...

PSA-grum-plastic-turkey ‘Plastic Turkey’ PSA Gives Students Real-World Movie Chops

A script by Edward Bergham ’22 describes a typical Thanksgiving gathering. In a warmly-lit home, backed by the song L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole, family members laugh, new guests arrive, kids play cards, and a smiling matriarch calls everyone to the table. But the shocking reveal at the end of the one-minute, 22-second video (view...

shamsia-hassani-grum-project-graffiti Grum Artists Bring Big Ideas to Williston

Launched in the fall of 2016, the Grum Project is Williston’s five-year visiting artist program, which has featured artists in a variety of genres. Guests have included a Grammy-Award-winning multi-instrumentalist/ethnomusicologist, a poetry-slam champion, a photographer whose work explores social media, and a dancer-filmmaker transfixed on athleticism of baseball. Funded by a generous alumna from the...

weather-balloon-williston-scholars-trevor-corsello Williston Scholars Examine Their World

A recent exposition of Williston Scholars projects revealed not only a wide range of topics, but an impressive depth of investigation. From a special type of polynomial, to the French New Wave movement in cinema, to the launch of a weather balloon that rose to 95,000 feet and swelled to four times its original girth...

O’Ree and Me

Bryant McBride ’84 celebrates the life of a hockey pioneer with a film that’s about much more than the game When Bryant McBride ’84 was a young boy growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he learned the story of Willie O’Ree—and he was angry. Up until then, McBride had thought he would be the...

Eye Witness

The profound and powerful images of award-winning photojournalist Ilana Panich-Linsman ’02 speak volumes Photojournalist Ilana Panich-Linsman ’02 is having a blockbuster year. On assignment more than she is home in Austin, Texas, Panich-Linsman covers the most pressing issues of our day, from immigration to natural disasters, as well as topics that pique a personal interest,...

janine-norton-infrared-mexico-grubbs-gallery Grubbs Gallery Artist Sees Infrared

Janine Norton’s photographs—on view at the Grubbs Gallery April 3 to April 30—give ordinary landscapes an otherworldly quality. To compile images for the show, called 2019 Infrared Study Continued Mexico, she brought her Infrared lens filter to Mexico to capture simple scenes: the jumbled growth of a prickly pear cactus, an empty pool surrounded by...

holly-lynton-photography-turkey-madonna Photographers’ Lecture Series Presents Holly Lynton

Holly Lynton photographs “vanishing industries­­­­—the last sheep shearer to use hand shears, shrimpers struggling to keep their boats out, the only weir fisher folk in New England, and the final crops of cigar tobacco before the barns are dismantled for floorboards,” she explains. Born in Boulder, Colorado, she lived in New York City and London before...

Working Artists Go Above and Beyond

Each trimester, Williston Northampton School confersWorking Artist Awards upon its most dedicated student creators. At Assembly on November 7, Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair Natania Hume announced the awardees for the first trimester. Amanda Shen ’19 combines her keen visual and conceptual intellect with advanced art making skills. She consistently produces outstanding works of...

Mark Gugleilmo Brings Multidisciplinary Exploration to Williston

Cuban music pulls in influences from divergent places: Spanish immigrants brought guitar and horns, African enslaved people brought and invented multiple varieties of percussion instruments, Chinese immigrants contributed a reed instrument still played in parts of Cuba today. The braiding of these strands creates a musical experience for the ears that has been described as...

Photographers’ Lecture Series Presents Rudy Archuleta

The Photographers’ Lecture Series kicks off this year with a presentation by Rudy Archuleta. Rudy grew up in Hawaii and moved to New York in 1989 to attend Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan where he met then-Williston-alum and current Williston photography teacher Edward Hing ’77 and Janine Norton whose studio,...

Grum Project Artists Bring Vision to Williston

Williston’s Grum Project, a five-year artist-in-residence program funded by a generous alumna, enters its third year with a slate of artists involved in a variety of disciplines. Mark Guglielmo, a visual artist who creates photomosaics paired with audio recordings, begins the series. His most recent work depicts the lives of Cuban people before and after...

Grum Project PSA Was Personal for One Student

In April 2018, 20 students, led by director Dan Phakos ’06, with funds from the Grum Project, filmed a public service announcement about the dangers of texting and driving, a message that was personal to one Williston Northampton School student. Dan and a lighting technician brought their equipment up from NYC to shoot scenes in...

Williston Film Festival Features Student Talent

Williston’s 11th annual Film Festival was held on May 10, and featured an “impressively strong” 60 entries from 12 schools across New England, according to organizer and photography teacher Edward Hing ’77. “This year the Williston Film Club has really stepped up its presence and productivity,” Hing said. “Kira Bixby’s film Bullet was a great example of the collaborative spirit that...

Faculty Exhibit Showcases Working Artists

The arts faculty at Williston Northampton School are not only teachers, but also are working artists. A show at the Grubbs Gallery from April 3 to May 2 will feature the work of painter Dan Roe, photographer Ed Hing ’77, tech theater designer Charles Raffetto, and potter and sometimes-printmaker (and arts department head) Natania Hume....

Cig Harvey, Maker Of Mysterious Images, Continues Photographers’ Workshop Series

For our second installation of the 2017 Photographers’ Lecture Series, we welcome acclaimed photographer Cig Harvey, maker of odd, off-kilter images from which one can’t look away. She will speak in the Dodge Room of Reed Campus Center on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Harvey’s photographs and artist books have been widely exhibited and remain...