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Should Abstract Art Be Replaced?

Iris Chiofolo, Opinion Editor April 25, 2024

Art has so starkly evolved from what it used to be that it’s nearly unrecognizable. How did we go from elegant mannerist works to a few blobs of paint? A recent influx of geometry and abstractedness...

Featuring art from local artists, showcased at the Cumming City Center Art Festival

Cumming Art Festival

Ava White, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

On Saturday and Sunday of Sep. 16, 2023, the Cumming City Center hosted an art festival where 94 local businesses were able to showcase their products to the public. Thanks to many generous sponsors, such...

Labossiere Art is a local business which sells t-shirts and stickers. Photo submitted by: Malika Labossiere.

Labossiere Art

Elizabeth Wood, Features Editor February 24, 2023

High school is a time when students long to express themselves. For many artists, this is difficult, as materials are often pricey. A solution to this problem, which many students have discovered, is starting...

Think outside of the box and create a handmade Valentine’s box. 
Photo by: Sarah Truesch.

Express Yourself

Maria Bates, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

Artists don’t get enough recognition. A majority of people would enjoy the art piece, but not know the artist. This is where artistic expression is important for students when they create art. Art students...

It all disappears before me… haunted by my own ghost. (Photo by Emma Simmons)

Nothing, Nowhere, All The Time

Emma Simmons, Editor-in-Chief January 30, 2023

I stand on the cliff edge, stare out to the black Swirling shades of nothing and nowhere With the crimped edges of my fingertips Reaching to the horizon, stretching everywhere Touching everything Feeling...

Sydnee Mills’ favorite part about creating intricate ceramic cranes was “experimenting with thin slabs but [had] overall positive experience.” (Photo by Grace Wood.)

Two North Forsyth Artists Take on 2020 All-State Art School Symposium

Grace Wood, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2020

Students heavily involved in the visual arts department at North Forsyth High School woke up early on March 7 to attend the 2020 All-State Art Symposium in Columbus, Ga. The All-State Art School Symposium,...

The art club works on their Day of the Dead project.

Art Club Celebrates The Day of the Dead

Peyton Stenander, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

North Forsyth High School’s art club met up this past Wellness Wednesday to begin a project about The Day of the Dead. They will be representing this classic Latin American holiday with their own  pieces...

The right brain craves creativity and art, while the left thrives off of academics and logic. The arts keep students balanced and give them a way to express themselves. The arts need to be protected because if we lose them, we all become the same. (Photo from

Arts Education

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer May 7, 2019

Imagine art students using paint with such poor quality that you are almost able to peel it off the canvas. Imagine using paint brushes that have lost all of their bristles and now resemble small, dried-out,...

The Notre Dame Cathedral in France caught fire on Apr. 15. France mourns the loss of the heart of the country, a beloved piece of gothic art and a symbol of the Catholic Church. (Photo by

An Ode to Notre Dame

Abby Marks, Features Editor April 22, 2019

With a broken heart, France mourns the architectural beauty that was once the Notre Dame Cathedral, first built in the 11th century. The fire started on April 15 and raged on throughout the day, burning...

North junior Joel Edmonson stands next to his piece, titled “Turtle Teapot.”

Ceramics Art Show At LaGrange University

Daphni Torres, Staff Writer March 25, 2019

On March 9, a Saturday morning, the North Forsyth High School ceramics class attended an awards ceremony at LaGrange University for the Georgia High School Art Exhibition and Symposium. Teachers and students...

The NFHS art club is selling $10 handmade ornaments. Email Amy Henke at to reserve an ornament.

Get Your NFHS Ornaments Today

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer December 17, 2018

The NFHS art club and the National Art Honor Society are making ornaments this holiday season! The ornaments are glass, globe shaped and hand-painted with alcohol inks. There are vinyl school logos on...

Submit your best literature and art to be featured in North Forsyth High School’s Threshold magazine!

Submissions for the Threshold Literary Magazine are Due December 14

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer December 6, 2018

Students who are interested in being featured in North Forsyth High School’s Threshold Literary Magazine may submit original pieces of art and literature until Dec. 14. Students should pick up a cover...

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