“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” 

~Vincent van Gogh~

OUR MISSION

We would like to help cultivate the maintenance and growth of Boston Trinity Academy's community through the arts. 

Please continue reading to discover our intent and hopes behind creating this website. 

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” 

~Vincent van Gogh~

OUR MISSION

We want to showcase and remember the art made at Boston Trinity Academy.

Please continue reading to discover our intent and hopes behind creating this website. 

We (Eirene Belk ‘21 and Jin Min ‘21) built this site during the first month of the Covid lockdown. We wanted to do something to help overcome the frustration we felt when our school community was suddenly separated. Although classes continued online, our vibrant togetherness was threatened. No longer were we able to participate in many of the school activities that give us joy. We could no longer meet in the studio for Art Club; the spring concert and art show were cancelled; spring theater events were curtailed, along with sports and the clubs that add spice to the rigors of academics. As we brainstormed together, we recognized that the arts have enabled communities to come together and remember their common purpose in times of trouble. We witnessed how the Italians, during their lockdown, maintained community by singing to one another and with each other from their balconies. In Paris people filled their courtyards with song. And DJ concerts lit up the avenues of Spain. These small acts of art pulled together neighborhood communities and gave the gift of hope to those further afield. 

 

In a recent chapel talk, our headmaster, Mr. Guerra, explained that "throughout history, the extent to which the arts flourish is an indication of the flourishing of the community as a whole." We believe that our school is a flourishing community and that one way we experience this is through our art programs. We hoped that we could gather together our memories here to inspire hope and the determination to keep on making art under new and somewhat disheartening circumstances. 

 

In our original introduction we wrote the following: 

 

Although normal life seems to have been canceled, what hasn't been canceled is our creative, life-loving spirit. Chef Gusto famously states in Ratatouille, "Anyone can cook!" Everyone has some form of creativity and we each must practice sharing the creative gifts we’ve each been given. On this website we would like to share the diversity of our creativity and express what our community sees as valuable. 

 

While the initial shock of Covid has worn off, we continue to see good reasons for showcasing and remembering the art we’ve made together. We hope that future Boston Trinity students who love the arts and love how our community pulls together to make art will continue to maintain this website, inspiring us to remember what is true and good and beautiful.