Columbus Winter Arts Festival helps students display unique talents
For the second time, the Columbus Drama, art, and band department wanted to help their students display their unique talents to an audience at the annual winter arts festival.
The winter arts festival is an after school event in which Columbus art, drama, and band members can display their works by performing on stage or displaying their art at a gallery. With food and drinks available at the event, the winter arts festival can be a fun experience for both artist and audience.
“It gives people a chance to see what the kids are doing in January. Some guys are doing art, coming up with theatre pieces, monologues, poems, and it’s a great outlet for these kids.” Said David Eisenberg, head of the art department at Columbus.
And the Winter Arts festival gives students a unique opportunity to express themselves in various forms. High school is an important age for self discovery and realizing one’s full potential. And the Columbus facility hopes the winter arts festival hopes the event can help these students reach their full potential and blossom into thriving young artists.
“The fact that the students can transform into another being and into something else and become these other characters, and to create that kind of an impact on an audience as well is one of the most powerful forms of art that there is.” Said Erin McGrath, head of the drama department at Columbus.
And the winter arts festival and leave an impact on the lives of the students. Students in high school may be shy or insecure due to a lack of confidence or conviction. And the departments hosting the winter arts festival hopes the students can break out of their shell by expressing their emotions through their art and impressing an audience while doing so.
“It gives people confidence. There were people performing on stage at the winter arts festival that a couple years ago wouldn’t talk in class, now they’re singing in front of people. I think is gives people an avenue to shine.” Said David Eisenberg.
And with the experience of the winter arts festival, these young artists can continue to express themselves as they master their craft and hope to leave an impact on the world around them through their various forms of art.
With Contributions by Carlos Rodriguez