New Arts Spaces Launched at Vibrant Arts and Alumni Evening
St James College was abuzz with excitement and creativity during the Arts / Alumni gathering last Friday, marking the official launch of the college's new Tapas Arts Centre and Realto Performance Theatre. The event was attended by a host of dignitaries, alumni, and members of the college community.
Principal Ann Rebgetz expressed her enthusiasm about the event, stating, "It was a terrific launch of our new centre and a vibrant evening for all involved - it brought the arts alive for all present!"
A highlight for many was the smoking ceremony led through the new Arts Centre by past student Marlon Riley.
The evening was not only a celebration but also a testament to the college's commitment to fostering artistic talent and creativity among its students. The Tapas Arts Centre and the Realto Performance Theatre were inaugurated with student artwork displays and lively performances of singing, keyboard and guitar playing, along with Pasifica, Hip Hop, and African dancing.
The display of student artwork in the Tapas Arts Centre was a focal point of the evening. "The exhibition was beautiful, really showcasing our students' talents and the expertise of those teaching them," Principal Rebgetz said.
“The People's Choice award went to Georgi Lucas for her portrait face painting, and Marina Monawari was recognised for her film about Afghanistan.”
"Overall, it was a terrific launch of our new centre and a vibrant evening for all involved. It brought the Arts alive for all present!" Ms Rebgetz added.
The event not only marked a significant milestone for St James College but also reinforced its role as a beacon of arts education in the community.