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Carroll highlights fine arts

Carroll High School students showed off all their hard work Wednesday. It's part of the school's annual Fine Arts Night.

Posted: May 23, 2018 10:40 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Carroll High School students showed off all their hard work Wednesday.

It's part of the school's annual Fine Arts Night.

Marissa Perkowski is one of those students and says it's rewarding to see her work on display tonight along with her fellow classmates.

"Everything is a reflection of myself," Perkowski said. "I think that in every piece of art I create and anyone creates you always have a piece of yourself inside of it because it's representing you."

The Fine Arts Night includes artwork, music, theater performances and more.

Students work all year for the big night.

Jeremy McFarren with the Carroll Fine Arts Department says the teachers and students are lucky to be at a school that supports the fine arts.

"We've had great support for fine arts here at Carroll High School and at Northwest Allen in general," McFarren said. "If you want to get real practical about it there's actually more people employed in the visual arts than in the performing arts and athletics combined."

Perkowski says she's never been more grateful to be in an art program like the high school has.

And says she hopes the people who came to the showcase took something away from each and every piece of art on display.

"I hope the biggest takeaway would be that people see that it's really you can do anything you want," Perkowski said. "I was never really a super art related before I took my starter classes and now I'm pursuing it as a career. Like I'm going to college for it. So its really taken over my life. so trying something new is always a good thing."

McFarren says Fine Arts Night has gone on for 20 years and that it has grown significantly since it started.

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