Budding artists brighten Fisher center

Artistic talent will be everywhere you look in the auditorium at the Fisher Community Center beginning Saturday.

The work is the cream of the crop produced by art students in the Marshalltown Community School District as part of the youth art show. Hundreds of pieces are now on display through March 19.

“The artwork this year is phenomenal, with a fresh new look,” said elementary art teacher Maggie Parks. “We have three new art teachers on staff this year, who have brought new influences and ideas to both their students and the art department as a whole.”

Parks said 7 percent of the top art throughout the past school year has been selected for the show by the teachers.

“The students feel so honored to have their artwork chosen for the art show,” Parks said. “The students have worked very hard to produce amazing artwork.”

A special free public opening reception with many of the student artists will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“The students love to show their work to their family and friends,” said Pam Muench, art teacher at Lenihan Intermediate School. “There are some fantastic pieces at the show.”

The display will be open during normal business hours as the Fisher Community Center is open until March 19.

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