Collegiate Students Volunteer at VMFA’s ChinaFest
Over the weekend, several Collegiate School students volunteered at ChinaFest, a celebration of Chinese culture, held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Collegiate is partnering with the VMFA to allow the School to show its support for various community-wide art education programs while giving Collegiate students unique opportunities to engage with professional artists and participate in service learning opportunities at the museum throughout the year.
ChinaFest, which featured art activities, performances and demonstrations of tai chi, kite coloring and calligraphy, is one of three events for which Collegiate serves as the Exclusive Education Partner. The other two events are Celebrate African and African American Art: Ethiopia on June 16, 2018, and Celebrate the Art of Latin America: Patagonia on Sept. 15, 2018.
The collaboration with VMFA was borne out of the museum’s and Collegiate’s collective commitment to supporting art as a vital and vibrant component of one’s life experiences and educational foundation.
“We are delighted to partner with Collegiate School for these programs that engage intergenerational and diverse audiences with authentic objects, promote an exchange of knowledge and stimulate creativity,” said Celeste Fetta, Chief Educator at VMFA.