Friday February 23, twenty- three art core students along with their art teacher, Debbie Donowski, Ali Wilson, and Debbie Cichak from Tunkhannock Middle School and myself did a field trip. I was asked to show the kids some of my work as a finale to the residency I did at their school. The core group was selected based on grades, behavior and desire to do art. We completed a mural which will be hung on the new seventh grade academy building in May. Highlights from the trip: - Seeing the ariel view of Wilkes-Barre mural and sunflower mural.- Viewing the amazing hubcap collection thanks to Ken Marquis graciousness. - Seeing the amazing exhibition at the new Sordoni gallery by Angela Fraleigh.- Touring the inside and outside of Wet Paint and being educated on the graphic side of art by Steve Taren. - Viewing the local murals designed and painted by Jim O'Connell and myself at Hardee's restaurant in Wilkes-Barre.- Being welcomed by Mary Beth Pacuska and 'The School of Practical Nursing' and seeing the history of nursing mural we co-created. - Being warmly greeted by John Pepe at Linde headquarters, fed lunch prepared by Eric Kranson, touring the beautiful building and seeing three floors of my works. - take aways given to all the kids and cupcakes!!!!!- picture taken with Scott LInde who shared that his seventh grade teacher said ' if you don't shape up, you're going to be digging ditches... " hmmm... - a drive by Main street Pittston to see ALL the amazing art!