Blog by Mr. Dana Belmonte
It’s Tuesday of Fine Arts Week folks! But Fine Arts week isn’t just one week out of the year; it’s a way of life. Inspiration is everywhere; Beauty is everywhere; Art is everywhere! Take a moment to look around and see where you find some art.
For each day of Fine Arts Week, I’ve decided to write a haiku. A little something that catches a glimpse at the ordinary, unspectacular flow of everyday life here at Xaverian. Below is today’s haiku. If you would like to view the haikus in their original form, the napkins they were written on are on display in the music center.
Someone told me that Monday’s haiku really wasn’t a haiku because it did not follow the 5, 7, 5, syllable rule. Well, it’s really more about the Zen moment than anything else. The 5, 7, 5 rule emerged out of issues with translation and such. The form is somewhat flexible. For more information I would direct folks to R.H. Blyth’s, Haiku, a three volume collection, as well as his masterpiece, Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics. However, a certain freedom can be found in restriction, so here is Tuesday’s haiku… 5, 7, 5 style…
Seems like that’s always the case, huh? I used to keep a spare in my locker when I was in high school. Anyway… Attention All Students!!! This weekend, the Fine Arts Department will present its fall drama production “The Boys Next Door”. Performances are Friday and Saturday, November 18 & 19, at 7:30PM, in the XBHS Theater. Also, the student Art Exhibit will be on display in the cafeteria, the jazz combo will perform, and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10.00 and are on sale in the music center. All are welcome. Please come and support your fellow students.
We promised you some trivia (for which you could win a prize) so here it is. First the rules: All answers to the trivia questions should be sent to Mr. Belmonte at firstname.lastname@example.org Correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the XBHS bookstore… And now for today’s question… To Whom is the following quote attributed: “I don’t like types of music, I like music.”
Stay tuned for announcements, trivia (for which you could win a prize), and artful moments all week long!