Youth art show deemed ‘brilliant’

A few hundred top art pieces from Marshalltown Community School District students are now on display in the auditorium at Fisher Community Center.

The annual youth art display will run through March and features work from students of all ages. It features approximately 400 pieces of work in a wide variety of media.

“I’m impressed this year by the depth of creative thinking by the students,” said elementary art teacher Maggie Parks. “Instead of just running with an assignment to see where it goes, you can see evidence of careful thinking and planning. Simply put, the artwork is brilliant.”

Lenihan Intermediate School teacher Pam Muench said it’s always exciting to be able to display student art.

“It’s nice to see all of the talent we have in our schools,” Muench said.

Marshalltown High School teacher Kirk Niehouse is equally impressed.

“I think we’ve got some awesome stuff this year,” Niehouse said.

A free public reception featuring the artists and their work will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 8 at the Fisher Community Center.

Parks said they typically get a good response from visitors to the show.

“The main reaction of the crowd is usually awe that young people are capable of such incredible artwork,” Parks said.

The art will remain on display during normal business hours Monday through Friday throughout March.