Kim Tunnell

Director of Fine Arts

Kim Tunnell, who has been member of Darlington’s fine arts faculty since 2001, has over two decades of experience in the classroom. She taught music and chorus classes at both the Lower and Middle Schools before being named director of fine arts in 2009. She holds a B.M. and B.M.E. from Shorter College and an M.M.E. from the State University of West Georgia. She and her husband, Mark are the parents of three current students, Jack (’15), Hillary (’18) and Sarah (’22).

College Education
B.M. Shorter College
B.M.E. Shorter College
M.M.E. State University of West Georgia

The 12 Days of Arts

Fine Arts | Kim Tunnell, September 27, 2018
Darlington’s annual Fall for the Arts is just around the corner and this year we will celebrate the arts during the first 12 days of October. The festivities will culminate with a celebration at our annual festival on Friday, Oct. 12.

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Fine arts department to present "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

September 20, 2018
Darlington’s fine arts department and The Darlington Players will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the Zelle Black Box Theatre, Oct. 5-11.

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April 9 declared Bruce Levingston (‘79) Day in Mississippi, observed with Carnegie Hall performance

April 6, 2018
Bruce Levingston (‘79) is a classical pianist and one of the country’s leading figures in contemporary classical music. n recognition of Levingston’s artistic contributions to the culture and people of Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed April 9, 2018, as “Bruce Levingston Day” in the state.

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Fine arts department to present “Out of the Frying Pan”

October 23, 2017
Darlington’s fine arts department will present Francis Swann’s “Out of the Frying Pan” at the Zelle Black Box Theatre, Oct. 27-29. Evening performances of this year’s fall play will take the stage Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. A matinee performance will be offered Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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Design Thinking and Fall for the Arts

Student Life | , October 10, 2017
The Design Thinking class has tackled a few projects this year, and the latest project has been to assist with the preparation and implementation of the annual Fall For the Arts event.

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Why Fall for the Arts?

Fine Arts | Kim Tunnell, September 26, 2017
Fall for the Arts is a one school Darlington experience that provides educational and entertainment value for our students and the Darlington Community.

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Merritt to teach media arts at Upper School

August 16, 2017
Katie Merritt has joined the Darlington Community as media arts teacher at the Upper School.

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Black hired to teach art in grades 2-8

July 19, 2017
As the new art teacher for grades 2-8, Jenna Black is looking forward to the coming year.

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Festival of Lessons & Carols service returns Sunday

December 7, 2016
Darlington School will officially welcome the holidays this year with the 33rd annual Festival of Lessons & Carols, which returns to Morris Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. The free event is open to the public and is focused around nine biblical lessons that tell the story of the Nativity, with music interludes between each narrative.

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Practice Makes Possible: 9 Things That Happen When You Practice

Fine Arts | Kim Tunnell, November 14, 2016
Practice, a.k.a. homework, with anything makes us better, and being better makes whatever we like to do more fun and ultimately more exciting and interesting. That's why the fine arts faculty and I would like to share these 9 Things That Happen When You Practice.

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