ArtsWeek 2015

ArtsWeek is a celebration of individual and collective potential. We select guests that have made deliberate choices to engage aesthetically in intimate and energetic ways. Our guests awaken students’ imaginations to possibilities that may never have occurred to them before, and move students to a point where they value their imaginative potential to a much greater level. 

Senior School Guest Speakers

List of 4 news stories.

  • Aaron Huey

    Aaron Huey is a photojournalist who is dedicated to amplifying the voices of indigenous communities through art and advocacy. He has photographed over 20 features for the National Geographic magazines and from the drug War in Afghanistan to antiquities smuggling in West Africa, he has also shot extensively for the New Yorker, the Smithsonian, Time magazine, the New York Times, and Harpers. Huey is widely known for his 3,349-mile solo walk across America with his dog Cosmo in 2002. The journey lasted 154 days, there was no media coverage and they walked every step. Huey was awarded the 2013 Galen Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure this year as well as the Cliff Edom New America Award, several awards in Pictures of the year International and World Press Photo and was a National Magazine Awards finalist for his Pine Ridge work.   
  • Andrea Bruce

    Through documentary photography, Andrea Bruce brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war.  For eight years she has chronicled the world's most troubled areas as a staff photographer for The Washington Post. She focused on Iraq from 2003 to the present, following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and the US military. She also wrote a weekly column for The Post called "Unseen Iraq."  She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war's wake.

  • Cory Richards

    A climber and visual storyteller, Cory Richards was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012 and is part of the North Face athletic team. At the age of 14, Cory had dropped out of high school and was technically homeless. His education, he says, was instead obtained through the observation of struggle. Through various forms of discomfort and adventure he would eventually become the first American to successfully summit an 8,000-meter peak in winter (Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II), and launch an incredible career in photography through the pages of National Geographic.  Cory’s camera has taken him from the controlled and complex studio to the wild and remote corners of the world, from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica to the Himalayas of Nepal and Pakistan—all in an attempt to capture not only the soul of adventure and exploration, but also the beauty inherent in modern society.
  • Jeff Barnaby

    The filmmaker says he's interested in 'bare-knuckled' cinema. His work paints a stark and scathing portrait of post-colonial aboriginal life and culture. Rhymes for Young Ghouls is a 2013 Canadian drama film. It is set in 1976 on an Indian reserve in the context of the residential school system. Graduated in 2004 from Concordia's film production program, he has already won numerous awards and his films have been shown around the world. Rhymes for Young Ghouls won the TriBeCa 2012 Creative Promise Award for Narrative.
Founded in 1930, St. George's School is a world-class boys' university preparatory school, offering a day program in Grades 1-12 and an Urban Boarding program in Grades 8-12. With 1150 students, 109 of whom are boarders from over 20 countries worldwide, St. George's School truly is Canada's World School for Boys.
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