Special Projects

    The Circus of the Arts was a community celebration of the arts produced by the Fine Arts Coalition and the North Allegheny Schools Visual and Musical Arts Departments.  The Circus took place in 1999 and 2000 at North Allegheny Senior High School.

    On February 24, 2001 The Fine Arts Coalition, North Allegheny Schools, The Artists Image Resource, and Troika Ranch collaborated on a multimedia performance piece,CONNECT(DIS)CONNECT, which explored the challenges of human communication in the information age.  The piece utilized smart technology that enabled blending of live music, dance and drama with interactive video, music and animation that responded to the performers every move.  

    The performance was the culmination of a week long residency withTroika Ranch, a cooperative printmaking project with Artists Image Resource and months of planning and creative work by hundreds of student artists and musicians.


    explored the many different ways in which we perceive and understand.  We used the circle as a central theme and exploring how the circle is understood and significant in science, the arts, history, and mathematics.  It is about the differences and commonality in these ways of knowing and understanding.

    collaboration with Squonk Opera with the creation of viral videos created to help promote Squonk's Astro-rama.   "We want you and your class to help by creating some short multimedia clips that’ll be used in this show and  to help create hype and buzz leading up to the show –  using some of your creations as viral videos." Buzz Miller, Squonk video producer.
    Here are the viral videos created by the students of North Allegheny Senior HS Multimedia Arts Classes.  

    In the fall of 2008 students of the North Allegheny Multimedia Classes created four channel video works that interpreted and were inspired by orchestral and choral music and that accompanied performances at the North Allegheny orchestra and choral concerts. Students carefully listened, critically analyzed and researched the music to develop the themes and style of the videos. They planned, shot, and edited in teams that created the videos for each movement of the music.

    In the Spring of 2011 Artist Ben Kinsley worked with NASH students to create NASH site specific art works.  Students and teachers from several art, music and writing classes worked with Kinsley to create several pieces, some of which are ongoing.


    The Multimedia Arts Classes were commissioned by theDistrict Administration and the Diversity/Unity Committee of North AlleghenySchools to create movie about diversity and unity in the North AlleghenyCommunity.