Fine Arts Festival showcases student talent

Soledad Lee
Business Manager

Calvin Lescher
Public Relations

Senior in 2018-19 Jessy Martin sings a solo with the WGHS A Capella group. Photo by Zeke La Mantia

The fine arts department will host the Fine Arts Festival on April 24, in the auditorium and Fine Art wings of the building.

It will be from 12 to 5 p.m. The Festival is free and features music, art, acapella and the drama department.

Drama will offer viewers a chance to experience the Film Festival. There are sixteen films made and produced by students and will run for the whole festival having each hour be a full segment of showing all 16.

“All student-produced films, they worked on them since the fall,” drama teacher Todd Schaefer said.

Schaefer wants the district to take away from the festival how much students are interested in film and what they can do to make it a priority towards teaching for college opportunities.
“So what I’m hoping is we start building some momentum towards a film program, that I will not be running. I will stay with theatre. The district really needs to start putting a lense on this sector of work which is the film industry,” Schaefer said.

The art department will display students’ work. Each student in Andy Throm’s class will have one.

“Basically I’m going to put a few pieces of my art that I’ve made over the years into the show. Hopefully, I’ll be able to attend, just be there showing my art and be available for people to ask questions about my art,” junior Grace Watkins said.

Math teacher and acapella sponsor Eric Dunn said, “We’re hoping a lot of community members will come to see what opportunities there are for fine arts. I would love for students to come to see what opportunities they would have to participate in future years.”

Calvin Lescher – Public Relations Officer

This will be Calvin Lescher’s second year on ECHO staff, but he made several contributions while taking journalism class his sophomore year. He is excited to meet and interview interesting people. He hopes to make a positive contribution to the Echo.

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