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A Global Influence
Ms. Nathalie Rigaud, Miss Global Haiti 2023 and a celebrated digital artist, presented to Everett High School digital media classes on September 20th.  Ms. Riguad discussed her artwork and her personal and professional journey. Thanks to the EHS Art Department for planning this engaging event for our students.
Students and staff inside a theater


Theater Students Visit the ART

Everett High School theater students had the chance to attend a special performance of “The Half-God of Rainfall” at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. The play fuses Greek mythology into a story centering around Demi—half Greek god, half Nigerian mortal whose basketball skills take him all the way to the NBA. Thanks to the EPS Arts Department for planning this exciting field trip for our students.

Art teachers, standing and working around a large table
The Results Are In: PD Day Was a Huge Success
Everett High School Visual Art, Theatre, and Dance teachers visited the Art Lab for a special workshop focusing on printmaking, costume design and bookmaking as part of the district-wide Professional Development Day on Tuesday, September 19th. Meanwhile, Visual Art teachers at the K-8 level attended a workshop led by renowned New England artist and educator Tamar Etingen focusing on stamping techniques.
A Brush With Greatness!
Thanks to Art Lab Everett and local artist Martha Chason Sokol for hosting a professional development session for EPS K-8 art and theater teachers. The participants created sketchbooks, journals, masks, collages, and prints.
Informal group photo, teachers standing, at a mini golf course

EPS Arts Faculty

2022-2023 School Year

The Garage Door Gallery at  Art Lab Everett
Featuring linocuts and charcoal drawings of Everett High School Advanced Art Students
Community Art Night
Group photo, students in yellow t-shirts, holding their arms in the air

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Everett High and Glendale Park

The event featured artwork by students from throughout the district, art activities for families, performances by the EHS Theatre and Music programs, and young entrepreneur-artists who set up shop in Glendale Park and sold their art! Special thanks to all Everett Public Schools Visual Art Educators; Mr. Gene O'Brien and Mr. Mark Sachetta and students for their wonderful musical performances; and Ms. Britt Mitchell of the Keverian, Ms. Kristin Coffey of the Whittier and Ms. Andrea Dudziak of the Parlin for leading the wonderful theatre performances!   And thanks to Ms. Carolynn Parmenter and the Culinary team for their delicious and artfully curated charcuterie boxes for our guests!   

EHS Artists Featured at the State House
WATCH: Students Receive a Standing Ovation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Group photo, students, guests, and elected officials inside the State House fourth-floor gallery
Artwork created by a talented group Everett High School students in on display in the fourth floor gallery at the Massachusetts State House, as part of an exhibit entitled, "Inspired Views." The Opening Reception was held on Tuesday, April 25, giving the artists the chance to talk about their work with elected officials, EPS educators, and guests.

The artists are students in Studio Art II. For the exhibit, they created landscapes, cityscapes, and other special places with an emphasis on applying their knowledge of color theory, texture, and mood.   
Special thanks to State Senator Sal DiDomenico, who graciously made this a reality for our students. He also led the students on an informative tour of the State House, which culminated in our artists receiving a standing ovation from 160 House members! Superintendent Priya Tahiliani and State Representatives Joseph McGonagle and Dan Ryan also attended the opening.
Several state representatives, senators, and State House staff members stopped by the Opening Reception, giving the students the chance enthusiastically discuss their process and inspiration. They were totally in their element! 
Finally, special thanks to their dedicated art educators Ms. Briana Pierce and Ms. Josephine Dougan!
Participating Artists
Mohit Thapar
Jackelyn Tejada
Nancy Maharjan
Jacqueline Machado
Tiffany Betts-Augustin
Ace Donnelly
Ashley Villeda
Jack Whiting
Alexandra Vogel
Makayla DaSilva
Nicole Sinisterra

3D Printing: An Art Form
Everett High School sculpture students enjoyed a visit to FormLabs in Somerville, where they enjoyed a tour of the facility and learned about the history, processes and techniques, and real-life applications of 3D printing.

Students viewed various 3D products, including sculptures, fashion, jewelry, and even dental products such as retainers and teeth.  

They interacted with engineers from the company’s dental, manufacturing, and IT departments. The FormLabs professionals answered questions and talked about creative career opportunities. 

In addition, the EHS contingent viewed the work of local jeweler, sculptor, and printmaker Tamar Etingen. Students learned about Tamar's journey as an artist over the last few decades and her metal sculpture processes and techniques. The students especially loved Tamar's earrings which feature three different metals and a riveting technique.
Click HERE for Photos of the Field Trip
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A Dream Trip for EHS Theater Students
EHS Theatre Co and Acting students attended a special matinee presentation of Boulevard of Bold Dreams at the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham, which features Everett's own Coach Michelle Fenelon!  Boulevard of Bold Dreams is set on the night in 1940 that Hattie McDaniel made history at the Oscars, a story of dreamers striving to overcome considerable obstacles and fighting to recognition amidst racism and inequity in Hollywood. This matinee concluded with an exclusive talk-back discussion with the actors.
Students gathered outside a theater
Four tiles, student artwork, paintings and drawings
A Great Display of Talent!
A huge congratulations to EHS student Nathalia Catalunia for recently unveiling a solo art exhibition at the Art Lab gallery on Bucknam Street in Everett! 
Three-tile photo, student artwork, paintings


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A Patron of the Arts!
Superintendent Priya Tahiliani had the pleasure of visiting with EHS Art teachers and the four young artists whose artwork she purchased during the holiday art exhibit. The students shared enthusiastically about their inspiration, artistic process, and plans for the future.  They also shared about their favorite courses at EHS - Studio Art and Sculpture.  The students also shared that their art classes provide a supportive and calming environment.
Superintendent Tahiiani and students, at a table

Two-tile photo of student artwork

Some of the artwork that Superintendent Tahiliani purchased
from our incredibly talented EHS students!

Elisa Hamilton Visits EHS!
Artist Elisa Hamilton visited Everett High School on Thursday, March 2nd to talk to students about her 15-year career as a socially-engaged multimedia artist whose work includes drawings, paintings, installations, sound, design and more.Ms. Hamilton, whose work was featured in a Page 1 story in the February 24th edition of the Boston Globe, spoke to students about her life and work. Students were especially interested in her work "JukeBox", which features 100 stories and histories from community members in Cambridge. She fielded thoughtful questions about the creative process and applying to art school and for grants. After the presentation, students had the chance to bravely share some of their own stories with Ms. Hamilton.The artist is pictured here with EHS students and EPS Art Coordinator Cari DiCicco, who attended MassArt with Ms. Hamilton.


Digital artwork, colorful, anchored by a girl
EHS Senior Earns 2023 Silver Key Award
EHS Senior Sabrina Santana Hernandez received a Silver Key in this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her digital artwork entitled, "POWER!" Sabrina, an avid artist in the EHS Art Department, is currently enrolled in Ms. Josephine Dougan's Studio Art II course.
Hanging in the State House
A student and a man, standing in front of a pastel painting inside the State House
State Senator Sal DiDomenico won a chalk pastel drawing by EHS junior Sushant Shrestha as part of a drawing the Everett High School Art Department held during this year’s Holiday Gala Concert. The two are pictured above. Additional thanks to the Senator for inviting Sushant and his father, as well as Art Coordinator Caroline DiCicco to his State House office, where the artwork is now proudly displayed.
Four-tile photo, artist visiting EHS, interacting with students and making a presentation

World-renowned artist and Chair of the Printmaking Department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design,  Fred H. C. Liang visited EHS art students in November of 2022. Mr. Liang gave a presentation on topics ranging from types of printmaking including silkscreen, intaglio, aquatint, and their processes, to the influence of printmaking on our daily lives, as well as various careers in visual art.
EHS Senior David Rivera Sandoval won a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards this year for his photograph “Revelarme A Mi,” created during Digital Photography II with Mr. Megginson. 
Digital art, student reflected in a mirror, draped in a flag

What David Has to Say About His Work

"Many people have no idea what makes up their identity. Nationality is a part of our identities that is easily discovered because it’s something that we are born with. However, nationality is just one thin layer, and it’s our duty to keep looking for the other parts of our identity.  Knowing or having a general idea of personal identity is important because identity is what makes everyone unique, it is what sets us apart from everyone else. Everyone has to be proud of who they are."

A dynamic and expressive piece, created during a session focusing on visual thinking.
Everett High School Senior and serious art student Angel Campos recently attended the Mass Art Youth Program's winter Portfolio Development, an in-depth weekend intensive which provides students in grade 9 through 12 with concepts, materials and processes through which they develop the inventive and expressive portions of their artistic portfolio.  This opportunity was made possible through a scholarship, one of several scholarship spots obtained by newly appointed K-12 Art Coordinator Caroline A. DiCicco, as she builds a partnership between EPS and the college.  Pictured below is one of Angel’s works, a dynamic and expressive piece, created during a session focusing on visual thinking.  This spring, Angel will attend an Animation course.
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Close-cropped informal head shot, Cari DiCicco


Caroline A. DiCicco
Caroline "Cari"  A. DiCicco is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Lesley University.   She has been an active visual art educator in the greater Boston area since 2008, and is an avid painter and sculptor.  She has supervised aspiring educators from both Framingham State University, Tufts University and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has guest lectured in the Art Education departments of Framingham State and Mass Art.  This past summer, she has completed the MTA and NEA's Teacher Leadership Institute and facilitated professional development surrounding Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.  Cari has spent the last few years teaching visual art at the George Keverian School, as well as leading their well attended Art Club.  She and her students have participated in various art exhibitions at the Malden courthouse, Everett City Hall, as well as murals at Beautification Way and Rivergreen Park during Mayor Carlo DeMaria's Spring Clean Up Day.