Zeitgeist Fine Arts Showcase a Success

Zeitgeist Fine Arts Showcase a Success
Marshall School students art will be on display all of March at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe as a part of national Youth Art Month.
The Hilltoppers and Zeitgeist celebrated Tuesday with a gallery opening for the month-long display. Coverage of the event can be found here: http://bit.ly/1GS5qkN
The event was one of the most exciting and enjoyable experiences of the winter season, noted many attendees. The gallery opening featured a selection of student visual artwork from Marshall students in grades 4 through 12. Additionally, there were selections by Marshall’s Poetry Out Loud performers and multiple student music ensemble groups. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to have their talents and unique works on display for Youth Art Month,” Amber Burns, Marshall School art teacher said. “Duluth is a fantastic, supportive community for the arts, and having a great partner like Zeitgeist help highlight the importance of art for young people is important.”

Started in 1961, Youth Arts Month is an annual, nationwide observance to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage support and quality for student art programs.

The Fine Arts Program at Marshall School provides a creative environment with opportunities for students through music, visual arts, and theater. The curriculum works to instill life-long appreciation for the fine arts, cultivates discipline, fosters enduring character traits, and equips students with skills of creativity, crucial thinking, communication, and collaboration. Marshall’s fine arts faculty members maintain active artistic lives, especially in the Duluth community, and bring real-world experience to the classroom. They also strive to provide opportunities through enriched fine arts experiences with local, national, and international artists.

Topper Tunnels

One of our traditions is to send state bound students off to their competition with a "topper tunnel." where all students line the front hallway and cheer for their classmates. Some of the teams and activities honored recently include:

  • Math League
  • Dance
  • Robotics
  • All State Music
  • Tennis
  • CyberPatriots



There might be plenty of paths from Korea to New York City's theater stages, but Paul Yoon may have taken one of the longer routes. The 2016 Marshall graduate started his journey in our Fregeau Auditorium and now finds himself at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Click below to learn more about Paul's journey from the Korea to the Big Apple with a critical layover in the Twin Ports!

Many people feel this is the best time of the year because of all the holidays, celebrations, and cheer as we wrap up another trip around the sun. More than a few others celebrate lists this time of year. Top moments of 2017, top movies of 2017, top sports plays of 2017 ... all those year-end lists give us chances to compare, contrast, debate and delve into a year's worth of memories. We're lucky at Marshall to have Kim Kosmatka as our photographer. She's talented, she's the best at capturing those "Marshall moments," and she knows our school and students so well! We've asked Ms. Kosmatka to put together her 17 best photos from 2017, and we'll be unveiling one per day leading up to 2018. The first photo, along with a bit of insider info from Ms. Kosmatka, will be on our Facebook page December 15. Be sure to head there each day to see this list unfold. And, since it is the giving season, be sure to give our Marshall School page a "like" and a "follow" if you haven't yet. Let's also spread the cheer to those outside of the Marshall community (and, in turn, give Ms. Kosmatka some much-deserved love) by hitting the "share" button on these fantastic photos images for which we are so thankful!