Head of School Blog Post
by Alfred (Rik) F. Dugan III
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso
Today, it is my honor to celebrate and share with our world the creativity, compassion and courage of our young men by sharing their beautifully moving art.
At Princeton Academy, every boy is an artist and every boy has a voice. Recently, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and the New Jersey Interagency Task Force to Combat Youth Bias launched "a public campaign to take a strong stance that hate has no place in New Jersey" by encouraging students to create various forms of art "about standing up to hate and prejudice." Led by Princeton Academy's K-8 visual arts educator Karen Stolper, our young men were inspired to express themselves through visual mediums to be catalysts for positive change and social justice.
Our mission calls us to build a more just society and our shared vision compels us to raise a new generation of enlightened men. A picture can say a thousand words, and the art of our young men says it all. I hope that you are as moved, inspired and filled with hope as I am by our students' art. Please take time to enjoy the artwork of our young men.
Thank you to Ms. Stolper for bringing out the best in our boys through the medium of visual art and for sharing her thoughts on this momentous art project in the first episode of the Creative, Compassionate and Courageous Stories podcast with Director of Marketing and Communications Joanna Rodriguez Dugan (see below).
I am so proud of our boys.