The New Milford High School art and music departments have been active with a wide variety of programs.

Art students honored

Senior Nathaniel Crumlich has been selected by the art department faculty as the Rotary Club's March student of the month.

Nat has been enrolled in art classes since freshman year and has assembled an impressive body of work in sculpture, ceramics, photography and most notably, animation, according to the art department.

He will attend Champlain College, where he plans to study animation and game design.

Student cited by state

The Connecticut Association of Schools honors students from the state who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of visual arts and academics.

This year's recipient is senior Ashley Lian, who has been enrolled in art classes since her freshman year.

Ashley's large body of work includes 2-D design, sculpture and ceramics.

She has been accepted to and is considering a number of art schools for next year.

Spring Fair Days

The Future Business Leaders of America chapter at New Milford High School and the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the New Milford Spring Fair Days April 27 from 9 am. to 4 p.m. at NMHS.

Art show

New Milford High School's 25th annual Senior Art Show will open May 24 from 2 to 7 p.m.

The show at the railroad station on Railroad Street will also be open May 25 from 2 to 7 p.m. and May 26 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Art festival

The NMHS Art Fest will be held May 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the small gym at the school.

Cut, Paste & Copy news

Last year's CPC class, along with the Piper staff -- including advisor Maryann Campbell -- was awarded "Excellent" in a student literary magazine competition, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. Current CPC students took part in recruitment.

Fourteen students have been accepted for the next school year.

Acceptance is based on application, interview and teacher recommendations.

CPC continues its shadowing program, when students visit or are visited by advisory board members.

Recent visitors/visits include: Catherine Plaisted, senior graphic designer, Ethan Allen Inc; Tina Yuanglamyai (NMHS, 2009), CPC alumna, WesConn graphic design major, Apple Store employee; and the staff of KatArt Graphics.

Healing Newtown Art Space

Head art teacher Paula Marian has become a volunteer at Healing Newtown Art Space.

She recently worked at a Clay Date Adventure helping children and adults glaze pottery they had constructed.

The program is designed to support Newtown children and families to heal through the arts.

The organization is all-volunteer, and there is no cost to participants.