News Archive


  • October

    New Exhibit Features Paintings by Tyler Farmen ’00

    The Alumni & Development Office is hosting an opening reception for a new exhibit of paintings by Tyler Farmen ’00 on Friday, October 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Tisch Family Library. The community is invited to attend. Admission is free.
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  • August

    WAA Sculpture Walk Features Works by Two Alumni

    This summer, the Washington Art Association & Gallery unveiled its 2018 Sculpture Walk, which features works by more than 40 internationally and nationally recognized artists and emergent sculptors. Among them are two Gunnery alumni Sam Funk ’09 and Jake Paron ’13.
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  • July

    Groundbreaking Sets the Stage for Next Generation of the Arts

    On June 9, Broadway producer, businessman and alumnus Thomas Perakos ’69 had the honor of being the first to dig a commemorative shovel into the earth on the site of The Gunnery’s new Arts and Community Center during the official groundbreaking for the new building. Located between Teddy House and Emerson dormitory, the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center will showcase the school’s already vibrant Visual and Performing Arts programs and give them room to grow. It is set to open in December 2019.
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  • May

    Drama Society wins 2018 Halo Award for Scenic Design and Execution

    On May 29, Seven Angels Theater presented the 15th Annual Halo Awards before an audience that included more than 5,000 of Connecticut’s student thespians, singers, dancers, and representatives of all the attendant theater skill groups at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. The theatrical students and their mentors from 60 regional schools, both public and independent, came dressed to the nines to walk the red carpet, cheer for themselves and their schoolmates, and perform numbers and scenes from more 111 productions represented in the nominations awarded over two nights. The awards and recognitions for each evening elicited deafening screams of delight and prolonged applause from the glittering crowd during the four-hour events. The Gunnery contingent consisted of 23 performers – including five seniors who had graduated the day before, Sabryna Coppola, Bella Byrne, Claire Costello, Ross O’Connor and Rachel Cohen – as well as faculty and parents.
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  • Creators and Makers Honored at Arts & Letters Luncheon

    The Gunnery honored students for their accomplishments in music, creative writing and the visual arts at the annual Arts & Letters Luncheon held May 1. Upon arriving at Solley Dining Hall, faculty and students were treated to an impressive exhibit of student artwork on display in the main hallway.
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  • April

    From Wheel to Table: Art Students to Aid Empty Bowls Project

    Students in The Gunnery’s ceramics classes are donating their hand-thrown ceramic bowls to an Empty Bowls Project Dinner to benefit New Milford Food Bank. The dinner will be held Saturday, April 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road, New Milford. Tickets are $20 per person.
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  • Four Students Win Awards at “Emerging Artists” Expo

    “Emerging Artists,” a juried exposition that opened April 14 at Hunt Hill Farm’s Henderson Gallery in New Milford, features works by 15 students at The Gunnery. Of those, four received awards at the opening on April 14: Jean Fang ’19 won for best painting, Jenna Sittler ’18 won for illustration, Zoe Davis-Bowers ’18 won for collage, and Talia Zabit ’19 won Best in Show.
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  • February

    The Gunnery Drama Society Presents “Rent: School Edition”

    The winter musical at The Gunnery, “Rent: School Edition,” will be presented by The Gunnery Drama Society in the Lemcke Theater of the Emerson Performing Arts Center February 22, 23, and 24 at 7 p.m. The public is cordially invited and admission is free.
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Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.