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Nonnewaug Artist Alaina Marra Chosen for Woodbury Arts Festival

Alaina Marra

The works of Nonnewaug graduate Alaina Marra will be featured at the 2017 Woodbury Arts Festival.

WOODBURY – Nonnewaug High School graduate Alaina Marra has been selected to participate in the Fine Art Show of the Woodbury Arts Festival.

Marra will display her work along with some of the area’s finest professional artists at the Woodbury Arts Festival. It will be held Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Woodbury’s historic North Green.

“We’re thrilled to display Marra’s creations alongside those of our professional fine artists,” says M. Douglas Bibbey, board member of AAW and co-chair of the Woodbury Arts Festival.  “Our application for this grant emphasized that one of our featured presenters would be an area art student.  AAW’s vision is to support the arts throughout our community, and that includes nurturing the talents of our young, aspiring artists.”

Marra’s art will appear in the Woodbury Arts Festival’s Members’ Invitational Fine Arts Show. The exhibit will will feature the works of selected esteemed area artists showcasing works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, sculpture, and photography.

Marra is the president of Nonnewaug’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society, as well as the Secretary for the National Honor Society.  She has completed two years of AP studio art, for which she created 48 pieces of work, receiving the highest score of 5 for last year’s exam.

Marra, Alaina 5 Cheeto Fingers, Colored pencil on Bristol paper, 13 x 8 2017

Marra has already acquired two college credits at an Architecture Discovery summer program at Washington University in St. Louis. She will attend Syracuse University, where she will work towards a degree in architecture.

“Marra is not only an amazing artist but an amazing person,” says Leeza Desjardins, Fine Arts teacher at Nonnewaug High School. “With a rare blend of steely determination, self-discipline and great teamwork skills, she is a remarkable leader who will make a difference in our society.”

With a main tent fine arts show, a surrounding artisanal market, food trucks and live music, the festival will celebrate and highlight the artistic and cultural heritage of the Litchfield corridor of Connecticut.

Launched by the Arts Alliance of Woodbury [AAW] in collaboration with What’s On Woodbury, the Woodbury Arts Festival has been made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts and Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region, in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

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