Hoops, Horns Up … Interacting with Art!

Thanks to the initiative of two Shaker High School teachers and support from our transportation team, a group of students had a terrific weekend field trip experience!

Teachers Carrie Lue and Elizabeth Schanz took students to an outdoor sculpture park in Ghent.

student with basketball by hoop artwork
Nothing but net! Students got their art game on during a visit to Art Omi in the Hudson Valley.

 Art Omi is situated on 120 acres in the Hudson Valley and presents the works of contemporary artists and architects, and offers a range of large-scale works in nature, plus a 1,500 square foot gallery. You can learn more about this Hudson Valley treasure here.

“It was wonderful that these teachers initiated this opportunity for our students on a weekend, exposing them to a wonderful gem of a place,” said Anne Mineau Manzella, district supervisor of visual & Media arts. “The outdoor excursion was good for the soul of everyone in attendance and is something to celebrate.”

students at arow artwork at Omi art park
Students enjoy the outdoor art at Art Omi during a recent weekend field trip.
group of students by artwork at omi art
Students show their Bison pride while visiting an outdoor art park in the Hudson Valley.

“A special thanks,” said Manzella, “goes to Denise Towne and her district transportation team for their support in getting the group there and back!”