Gearing up for the Fine Arts Festival

Students prepare to show off their talent


Jaycee Blattel

Sydney Sullivan painting a new piece. Some of her work may be featured in the festival.

Jake Roach, Voice Editor

On Friday, Feb. 20, students within The Fine Arts Department all around FHC will meet to show off their talents in the cafeteria. Students from band, theatre, and the art department gather to celebrate their hard work and provide activities for families all around the area.

Among these students is junior Robbie McDonnell who will be showing his work in ceramics and sculpture in the Fine Arts Festival this year, which is put on by the National Art Honors Society.

“I’m excited for other people to see my work. I want to get a second opinion and see what other people think of it,” McDonnell said.

According to NAHS Director Elizabeth Allen, students will not only have their art on display, but some will have it for sale.

“Selling their work really provides a chance to support student and local artists and give them an idea of something they may want to do more in the future,” McDonnell said.

However according to sophomore Theo Ingram, this is much more than just an art show.

“Art is very important, it makes life brighter and more colorful. It makes things just more enjoyable,” Ingram said.

Families of artists and families all around area are welcome to attend the event. There will be activities such as painting, drawing, and printmaking (the process of transferring ink), as well as showcases of every fine art in the school.

“The best part is watching the families and kids react to the art, they get so excited,” Ingram said.

According to McDonnell and Ingram, the festival serves to support the art department and it’s continuation. Future students attend and get excited about all the work and hopefully get involved in the program.
The event will take place in the FHC cafeteria on Feb. 20 from 6pm – 9pm and will feature food and drinks, t-shirts, a silent auction, and, of course, art from all around the community.

Here’s a schedule of the evening:

6 – 6:20pm: Jazz Ensemble performance

6:30 – 6:50pm: Theatre performance

7 – 7:20pm: Choir performance

7:30 – 7:50pm: Wind Ensemble performance

8 – 8:20pm: Theater performance

8:30 – 8:50pm: Choir performance