The Review

Students, faculty attend ISAS Diversity Conference

Students and faculty attended the ISAS diversity conference on March 30.

Ashley Yen, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Students and faculty went to Austin on March 30 for the inaugural ISAS Diversity Conference.

ISAS Spotlight: From gouache to clay, visual artists try new mediums

Sophomore Morgan Self, left, presents her series of large acrylic paintings.

Mia Fares

April 20, 2017

Visual artists had the chance to showcase their work and explore new mediums at the 50th anniversary of the ISAS Arts Festival.

ISAS Spotlight: Musician Parker Guinn

ISAS Spotlight: Musician Parker Guinn

Amy Liu and Mia Fares

April 8, 2017

Visual arts and theater groups attended the ISAS Arts Festival April 6-8. Read about highlights and interesting artists.

ISAS: The arts festival experience

Artists paint their own textiles.

Iris Chen and Max Westmark

April 20, 2016

Fine Arts groups showcased their skills and attended workshops at ISAS arts festival in San Antonio. Photo and video included.

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Wind Ensemble

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Wind Ensemble

Michael VerMeulen, Staff Writer

April 14, 2014

The SJS Wind Ensemble electrified viewers with a half-hour concert of “Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst and “The Music from Superman Returns” by John Williams and John Ottman. Keep reading for a video of the performance.

ISAS Spotlight: Samuel Hsieh

ISAS Spotlight: Samuel Hsieh

Amy Liu, Staff Writer

April 14, 2014

Freshman Samuel Hsieh is the only clarinet player for the All Saints Tyler band from Tyler, Texas. Hsieh played “Canzonetta” by Gabriel Pierné for Solo and Ensemble at ISAS. Keep reading to watch a video of his performance.

St. Mark’s melodica player surprises audience

St. Mark's melodica player surprises audience

Gabe Malek and Chris Zimmerman

April 9, 2014

Lead tenor saxophonist Nick Buckenham from the St. Mark’s School of Texas stunned the crowd with a surprise appearance on the melodica. Buckenham rehearsed for the first time two days before his performance.

ISAS Spotlight: Albuquerque Academy Violinists

ISAS Spotlight: Albuquerque Academy Violinists

Amy Liu, Staff Writer

April 7, 2014

Junior Katja Vassilev and freshman Molly McCarthy from Albuquerque Academy, New Mexico, have a friendship as tight as their violin strings. Includes a video preview of their performance.

ISAS Spotlight: Austin Karkowsky

Kinkaid freshman Austin Karowsky performs

Amy Kang and Lydia Liu

April 5, 2014

Kinkaid freshman and Coffee House performer Austin Karowsky served as an understudy for “The Sound of Music Live!” which aired on NBC, Dec. 5.

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Jazz Band

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Jazz Band

Gabe Malek and Max Westmark

April 4, 2014

Accompanied by professional trumpet player Bob Odneal, the SJS jazz band powered their way through an hour-long performance of “Attitude Dance” by Tower of Power and “MacArthur Park” by Maynard Ferguson at ISAS, April 3. (Video included)

ISAS Spotlight: Mark “Scrap Daddy” Bradford

A two-time host of History Channel’s “Scrapyard Scavengers,” Mark “Scrap Daddy” Bradford creates his art not from paint and brush, but from scrap metal.

Irene Vazquez and Max Westmark

April 4, 2014

Though the monstrous metal creature may look out of place in its current spot next to the Lower School Playground, this massive sculpture is the work of the “Scrap Daddy,” Mark Bradford.

ISAS Spotlight: Graffiti Wall

Graffiti artist and founder of Aerosol Warfare, GONZO247 leads students in spray painting a blank white wall propped up against the fence in the plaza.

Megan Shen, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014

For GONZO247, spray painting is more than just a hobby — it’s a way a life. “The idea for my name came when I was living my life with graffiti art 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” he said. GONZO247, a professional graffiti artist, instructed students in a workshop at ISAS, April 4. Stud...

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