R-MA News & Blog

R-MA Art on Display

Thursday, May 19, 2011

On Thursday, May 19, 2011, Randolph-Macon Academy senior Renato Perez and art teacher Rebecca Quinn will play host to the opening of their art exhibit at Blue Ridge Arts Council gallery in downtown Front Royal.

Quinn, whose oil paintings and mosaic works will be featured, has had several shows at the gallery before, but this is the first exhibit outside of R-MA for Perez, and he is understandably excited. “I didn’t find my inspiration this year until Ms. Quinn asked me to do this show with her,” he claims.

However, Quinn is adamant that Perez would have found his inspiration without that incentive. “Art is an exploration of his culture,” she says. “Renato is very critical of himself. I love when a student gets stuck and has to use critical thinking or a different medium to solve a problem.” She adds that Perez has proven on more than one project that he is willing and able to do both.

Maturity: The Class of 2011 Has It

Friday, May 13, 2011

Maturity…I know part of it is just growing up. But in talking to R-MA parents, it tends to be one of the first things they say about their kids. “He’s so much more mature than his friends.” That’s not an easy thing to define, and outside of parental quotes, it’s not easy to put into marketing materials. Just the word “maturity” tends to conjure up images of white-haired gentlemen in business suits, possibly overcautious, rather than almost-graduates who are ready to take on the world.

Dr. John Jacobs to Visit R-MA

Monday, May 9, 2011

Members of Randolph-Macon Academy’s Alpha Readers Club will get a preview of a college class tonight when Dr. John Jacobs, English Chairman at Shenandoah University, visits campus.

The students in the book club were assigned three short stories in the book Collected Stories by Willa Cather in preparation for tonight’s discussion. They read “Neighbor Rosicky,” “Old Mrs. Harris,” and “Two Friends” in the Obscure Destinies section.