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Bill Diodato Comes to Williston for Photographers’ Lecture Series

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Commercial and fine art photographer Bill Diodato will be the next speaker in the Photographers’ Lecture Series and will visit The Williston Northampton School on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Diodato will teach the Advanced Photography class and give a lecture, which is open to the public, at 6:30 p.m. in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center.

According to his website, Bill Diodato, a native of New England, launched his career in New York in 1990 after completing the program at Hallmark School of Photography in Turners Falls. Since then, he has developed a career as an acclaimed commercial and fine-art photographer.He has photographed for magazines including Allure, Marie Claire, Glamour, Self, New York Times Magazine, Travel & Leisure, and Interview. His commercial clients include Hollister, Clinique, Clairol, John Frieda, Biore, Victoria’s Secret, Cole Haan, Niemann Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales.

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New Beats for Reed

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The Reed Campus Center has long been known for a place of classical, jazz, and a cappella, but dubstep, acid jazz, or K-pop? Those are just a few of the new sounds students can expect to explore once a Reed classroom is transformed into the new Digital Music Lab.

“This new facility will have a tremendous impact on our music program,” Ben Demerath, Fine and Performing Arts Department head wrote in an email. “Students will explore projects ranging from keyboard skills and ear training to writing their own arrangements.”

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Ali Moshiri Exhibits at Grubbs Gallery

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Influences from Kandinsky, Miró, and Rothko can be seen in the colorful canvases that jump off the walls of the Grubbs Gallery, which now resembles a modern art gallery of the 1930s with Ali Moshiri’s Surrealist paintings.

Born in Iran, Moshiri was educated in the United States and England.  He returned to Iran for medical school, completed his residency in Cincinnati, and then began working at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1984.  According to his website, as, “a young and untrained, but passionate, artist, Moshiri’s sketchbook was a constant companion in his spare time.”

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Fall Choral Concert Highlights the Week in Arts

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It was a busy one for the arts at The Williston Northampton School.

The Fall Art and Music Intensives produced an exhibition to show off their wide-ranging and exceptional talents on Monday, November 14, in the Dodge Room in the Reed Campus Center. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, paper cut-outs, metal work, films, and music pieces.

On Tuesday, November 15, the Fall Choral Concert took place in the Phillips Stevens Chapel beginning at 7:30 p.m. Families around the globe watched the performance via a live webcast.  The concert featured a special showcase of three pieces by Eleanor Daley, one of Canada’s most successful and gifted composers of choral music. The Teller Chorus, the Widdigers, and the Caterwaulers sang pieces by Stephen Foster, Bill Withers, Crosby Stills and Nash, Boyz II Men, The Doobie Brothers, Aloe Blacc, Chris Isaak, and The Beatles.  You can watch the concert online on the school’s site or on Williston Northampton’s YouTube channel.

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