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Arts News & Calendar

Each year, Battle Ground Academy's Fine Arts Department hosts more than 20 events, from in-class performances to holiday programs, instrumental concerts, drama productions, and art shows. Parents, grandparents, alumni, special friends, and community members fill the seats and galleries to enjoy our students' talent and creativity. 

Upper School Spring Musical: "Big Fish" by John August & Andrew Lippa

Battle Ground Academy’s Upper School Theatre Department will be presenting "Big Fish," at the school’s Sondra Morris and Robert N. Moore Jr. ‘52 Center for Arts and Entrepreneurship. Performances are set for April 19-21.

"Big Fish" is a musical with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August. It is based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, and the 2003 film Big Fish written by John August and directed by Tim Burton.

"Big Fish" revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman, and his adult son Will. The story shifts between two timelines. In the present-day real world, sixty-year-old Edward Bloom faces his mortality while his son, Will, prepares to become a father himself. In the storybook past, Edward ages from a teenager, encountering a Witch, a Giant, a Mermaid, and the love of his life, Sandra. The stories meet as Will discovers the secret his father never revealed.

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ARTS NEWS

Two BGA Middle School Art Students Earn Awards in 2023 Scholastic Art Competition

Three works, created by two BGA art students, earned awards in this year's regional 2023 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Competition. 

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens and the largest source of scholarships for young artists.

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Seven BGA Upper School Art Students Earn Awards in 2023 Scholastic Art Competition

Ten works, created by seven BGA art students, earned awards in this year's regional 2023 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Competition. 

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens and the largest source of scholarships for young artists.

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BGA’s Upper School to present ‘The Mouse that Roared'

Battle Ground Academy’s Upper School Drama Department will be presenting “The Mouse that Roared,”adapted for the stage in 1963 by Christopher Sergel, at the school’s Sondra Morris and Robert N. Moore Jr. ‘52 Center for Arts and Entrepreneurship.

Performances are set for Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.

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Third Quarter Mary Campbell Easel Award Goes To Junior Gillian Biasden

Join us in congratulating junior Gillian Baisden on being selected to receive the third quarter Mary Campbell Easel Award for 2021-22! Gillian discovered her love for art at an early age and has worked diligently through the years improving a variety of her artistic skills. Specifically, Gillian has been adamant in figuring out how to master colored pencil and has come very close to doing this as evidenced by this rendering. Gillian is currently in Honors Studio Art working toward her AP Art and Design portfolio for next year.

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Ten BGA Art Students Earn Awards in 2022 Scholastic Art Competition

Twelve works, created by ten BGA art students, earned awards in this year's regional 2022 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Competition. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens and the largest source of scholarships for young artists.

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Junior Alice Wang Receives Second Quarter Mary Campbell Easel Award

Congratulations to junior Alice Wang on being named the Mary Campbell Easel Award winner for the second quarter of 2021-22! Alice has been at BGA for four years and has taken art classes each year, working diligently on her drawing and painting skills. Alice's oil painting skills have reached a new level while working on her self-portrait "The Blossom of Youth." We are excited to see her growth as she develops her sustained investigation for her AP portfolio next year.

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BGA Students' Art Chosen for the 14th Annual Middle Tennessee Regional Art Exhibition

Artwork by Jimin Lee 27, Isabella Northam '23, Dalia Diab '22, and Chloe Drugeot '22 has been selected to be displayed at the 14th Annual Middle Tennessee Regional Art Exhibition 2022 to be displayed at the John C. Hutcheson Art Gallery at Lipscomb University in Nashville, January 14, 2022 - February 19, 2022.

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Senior Dalia Diab Receives First Quarter Mary Campbell Easel Award

BGA is pleased to honor senior Dalia Diab for winning the 2021 first quarter Mary Campbell Easel Award! "The Black Sheep" is a 18 x 24 oil painting on a wood panel and is part of Dalia's AP portfolio. Dalia has been a dedicated visual art student throughout her tenure at BGA and has recently come into her own sense of artistic style, finding a new interest in water-soluble oil paints. Her impressive skills, artistic curiosity, and dedicated work ethic will open doors to many successes ahead on her artistic journey at BGA and beyond.

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Laughter's On the Menu with BGA's Upper School Production of "The Government Inspector"

Battle Ground Academy’s Upper School Theatre Department will be presenting The Government Inspector by Nikoli Goglo at the new Sondra Morris and Robert N. Moore Jr. ’52 Center for Arts and Entrepreneurship

Performances are set for Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place, and tickets will be limited to allow for social distancing and must be purchased by going here

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Senior Elizabeth Small Receives Fourth Quarter Mary Campbell Easel Award

Elizabeth Small '21 has been chosen to receive BGA's fourth quarter Mary Campbell Easel Award. Elizabeth is a risk taker when it comes to working with a variety of materials and has a vibrant, eclectic perspective which earned her the "Most Imaginative Artist" award this year.

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BGA Fourth Graders Participate in Songwriting Workshop

BGA fourth graders recently made their way to the Sondra Morris and Robert N. Moore, Jr. '52 Center for Arts and Entrepreneurship for a songwriting workshop as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame Words and Music Program. 

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