Above: Samuel Chang ’20 created a flash art portrait of Martin and Audrey Gruss, GCAD’s principal benefactors. Mr. Gruss is a member of the Lawrenceville Class of 1960.
The Gruss Center for Art and Design (GCAD) was the place to be Saturday evening as it hosted Lawrenceville’s inaugural Inter-Arts night! Performing and visual artists united in GCAD, sharing their talents with the community in this unique new space. "Tonight is all about the arts!" said Student Council Arts Representative Samika Hariharan '20. "It’s a group effort between the Inter-Arts Council and the Visual Arts Council –everyone collaborated to get this all set up."
Their hard work paid off. On the main level, after students ate their fill of make-your-own trail mix and Dippin' Dots, they tried their hands at making friendship bracelets. Upstairs, the flex room (four individual classrooms that can be combined into one large space) became a stage for flash art, dance, and singing. The visual art studios hosted watercolor painting and even a Tik Tok tips demo. Between performances, Lawrentians watched student-produced videos showcased on screens throughout the building.
"I really hope that we’ll use GCAD in the future to feature all of the arts on campus," said Hariharan. "I hope that there are a lot more Inter-Arts Nights and that we’ll make an even bigger deal about student art in the future."