The Art of Movement – Faculty Feature

Kenny Delio introduces Baldwin students to the intellectual side of art in Art I, challenges them with Claymation in Digital Photography, and encourages creativity and curiosity in Sculpture.  “Students are naturally curious, and I encourage them to create from their own curiosities rather than memorizing theory or facts.”  See senior Elizabeth Asch’s Claymation in action below.

Grade IX Art 1 students were introduced to Kenny’s teaching philosophy during their six-week Critter Project.  Each girl created a critter – identifying its name, diet and habitat – first in sketch and lastly in wire form.  The wire frames were created with electrical wire from Baldwin’s maintenance department.

An artist at heart, Kenny also produces his own projects outside the classroom.  Over the past year, he has been working on various ceramics pieces and mechanical devices that comprise his latest show, on display at Cumberland County Community College through Sept. 30. Kenny describes the untitled pieces as “an interactive work; the viewer completes the work.” Comprised of ceramic pieces, motors, gears and chains, the pieces take motion with the help of an observer.

Kenny’s idea for incorporating gears and motors into his ceramic pieces stems from his childhood – his father was a mechanical engineer. While working in precision metal, making parts for everything from toys to government space mission parts, Kenny’s father taught his son the ins and outs of working with metal. Now, Kenny’s artwork reflects those engineering marvels. One of Kenny’s pieces (see photo, right) resembles a jellyfish’s movement when the observer turns the crank.

We invite you to see more works of Kenny’s work by attending his show; a special artist’s reception will be held Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m.   For more information call Cumberland County Community College at 856.765.0988.

Kenny Delio graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and received his M.F.A. from the University of Delaware.  Kenny started his teaching career at Baldwin in 2010, and also teaches at the Clay Studio, Cumberland County Community College and the University of Delaware.  He owned a ceramics business for eight years, and sourced artistic inspiration from his father’s teachings as a precision metals business owner.

Baldwin Athletics – 1 of 3 in Series by Charlotte Damico ’10

Welcome to Part 1 of a video series highlighting Baldwin Athletics, including interviews with Deb Surgi, Baldwin’s director of athletics, and student-athletes who have chosen to compete collegiately.

Just to give you some background in numbers:

  • In 2007 and 2008, Baldwin had a mere four graduates take their skills to the next level and compete collegiately.
  • Between 2009 and 2011, Baldwin has sent a total 25 athletes on to compete at the college level.
  • Baldwin has won 2 consecutive InterAc squash titles in 2010 and 2011, along with their very first InterAc Tennis title in 2010.
  • The Baldwin Crew team is off the charts, winning gold medals left and right at City Championships, Stotesbury Regatta, and more.

The increasing number of Baldwin student-athletes advancing to the college level, as well as the number of awards and titles Baldwin is beginning to collect, is a true testament to Baldwin’s rise on the “athletic scale.”

This video introduces a few Baldwin alumnae, some who have already experienced college athletics, and others who are waiting in anticipation for their first year as a college athlete to begin. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

– Charlotte Damico ‘10
Charlotte plays lacrosse at Bucknell University.

Baldwin Athletics – 1 of 3 in Series by Charlotte Damico '10

Welcome to Part 1 of a video series highlighting Baldwin Athletics, including interviews with Deb Surgi, Baldwin’s director of athletics, and student-athletes who have chosen to compete collegiately.

Just to give you some background in numbers:

  • In 2007 and 2008, Baldwin had a mere four graduates take their skills to the next level and compete collegiately.
  • Between 2009 and 2011, Baldwin has sent a total 25 athletes on to compete at the college level.
  • Baldwin has won 2 consecutive InterAc squash titles in 2010 and 2011, along with their very first InterAc Tennis title in 2010.
  • The Baldwin Crew team is off the charts, winning gold medals left and right at City Championships, Stotesbury Regatta, and more.

The increasing number of Baldwin student-athletes advancing to the college level, as well as the number of awards and titles Baldwin is beginning to collect, is a true testament to Baldwin’s rise on the “athletic scale.”

This video introduces a few Baldwin alumnae, some who have already experienced college athletics, and others who are waiting in anticipation for their first year as a college athlete to begin. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

– Charlotte Damico ‘10
Charlotte plays lacrosse at Bucknell University.

The Blue is Back!

 The Baldwin Blue is back – have you seen our new website?

Here’s a quick run-down of the new features:
 
Portals:  One-stop-shops for Parents, Students and Alumnae with news, calendars, downloads and more – all tailored to your needs.  Access these portals at the top right of any page on the website. 
 
Technology and Arts Sections:  Baldwin’s focus on technology in the classroom and as a discipline will be highlighted, as will its focus on performing and fine arts.
 
News & Calendar:  Access the latest news and events from the homepage and all main pages of the website, making it easier to find the information you need, when you need it.  Even better, you can filter your news and calendar by division, arts and athletics! We’ve also made things simple by integrating an “email to a friend” feature, the ability to export an event to your personal calendar, and the ability to easily print the calendar.
 
Simple Search:  The “search” bar is featured at the top of every page and is now integrated with Google for faster, more efficient site searches.
 
Leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts – the good, the bad and the ugly! (Hopefully there won’t be much of the latter two.)

Adventures in Africa – Shelley Lapinski

Shelley in Africa
Shelley shares smiles with an RVCV child.

The trip of a lifetime – one month in Tanzania with my mother, sister, and a close family friend.  We went on two safaris and experienced the beauty and wonder of the East African country, including two days of falling asleep to the sound of elephants and three weeks volunteering at the Rift Valley Children’s Village (RVCV).  A Philadelphia native, I experienced sights, sounds and wonders I would have never believed existed.  The RVCV provides a home for 69 orphaned children, as well as support for the local community.  The joy and happiness of the children was unbelievably infectious; our long days were rewarding. Returning home, I find myself often thinking of our time spent at the village. This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

– Shelley Lapinski, head athletic trainer

Hello, World!

The 701 gives readers the 411 on what’s happening at The Baldwin School, an all-girls school in suburban Philadelphia. You’ll hear industry news and school milestones from our Head of School, Sally Powell , book reviews and published research from our esteemed faculty, studying tips from our college counseling gurus, and more. Of course, we’ll also be bragging about our students as they win national lacrosse tournaments, place at world robotics championships, visit students at their Girls Learn International partner school in Pakistan, and other out-of-this-world stuff.
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