From March 27th to the 31st East Forsyth High School students went to Philadelphia and New York. We went as a group of 45 students touring the streets of New York and had the best time ever. For some of the students, it was the first time going to New York. They have seen Times Square in movies and on TV looked like and always dreamed of going there, then dreams finally came true when we went with the Art Class.
Mrs. Richardson, a teacher here at EFHS, attended on the trip as well. It was her first time visiting New York! Before everyone left to go on the trip Richardson knew that many influential and inspiring artists’ pieces were displayed throughout the museums we went through. “It was as special experience to get to appreciate them in person,” Richardson said. At night after dinner when the group roamed the streets of Times Square. Mrs. Richardson’s favorite memory she had was buying original artwork from talented street artists in Times Square and Baltimore.
Austin Cottrell also attended the trip. He said, “I loved the trip overall and I had a great time. There was never a dull moment hanging out and enjoying the city with all of my friends.” He has already been to New York with his family, but he said it was great visiting it again. The overall environment was outstanding.
Miah Bryant (’15) was also excited to go on the trip. She already loved NYC so getting to go and experience the artwork made it worthwhile. The art class even went to a Broadway Show play The Lion King. It was Bryant’s favorite part out of the whole trip. The Lion King is one of her favorite movies and seeing it come to life and interpreted through theater arts gave her an experience to remember. She appreciated going to see all the artworks, museums, and architectures throughout Baltimore and Philadelphia.
The unique academic experiences we encountered while on the New York field trip inspired the artists of East!