Diverse talent at Marietta Fine Arts Festival

Marietta students are a talented group. Well, actually, every school district likes to boast about the artistic talents of its students.

Marietta, however, puts its students talent on display each spring for the annual Fine Arts Festival, which featured the creativity and skills of students from kindergarten through high school seniors.

Brightly colored artwork mingled with music performed in Marietta High’s gymnasium and auditorium. To be sure, this arts festival ran the gamut. Some darker themed-pieces included the evil Capt. Hook, Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter, the Joker from “The Dark Knight,” and the Barnabas Collins character from “Dark Shadows.”

Hundreds participated in the event and hundreds more attended the festival presumably to see their child’s creations. We hope people also checked out what else was on display at the festival including self portraits, and artwork of things seen all around us seen through the young eyes of Marietta’s students.

Teachers in Marietta’s school system who encourage and inspire their students to delve into their imaginations should be complimented on their hard work. The Fine Arts Festival is the culmination of a year’s worth of work in local classrooms.

Good job.