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Art enhances life within the community.

Organizations today operate in a highly competitive, global environment. Creativity is crucial as the primary mechanism by which organizations innovate to remain relevant in a rapidly evolving landscape. 

Creative people imagine new ideas and bring them into reality. They develop the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions through critical thinking, experimentation, and risk-taking. 

At St. Mark’s, the arts are integral to the development of the creative self. Whether through drawing, acting, sculpting, singing, or playing music, art guides students toward the discovery of their own creative process. 

The arts offers students a chance to find and express their authentic voice. Through study and performance, we discover the unifying power of human emotion and embark on the journey for self-discovery. At the heart of every production is a willingness to engage honestly and collaborate with a diverse group of minds toward a common goal."

Christopher Kent, Theater Director, Chair of Art Department

Arts News

Acapella groups from several schools and universities perform at St. Mark's every winter for the Myron A. Wick, Jr. Choral Festival (Wick Festival). The Wick Festival is offered in memory of St. Mark's alumnus Myron A. Wick '33, in honor of his lifelong enjoyment of singing. It was established in 1992 through the generosity of the Wick family and friends.
The Theater Department is an active component in the life of the school, mounting a major main stage production in fall and winter. The productions are brought to life in our intimate black box theater and are typically modern and ensemble-based.
Outside view of the Putnam Family Arts Center on campus in the fall.

In the Putnam Family Arts Center (PFAC), students exhibit evidence of hard work and creative exploration. Printmaking, ceramics, photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, music, theatre, voice, and other performance pieces—students have access to professional-level equipment and produce work that goes way beyond traditional high school levels.