3-D Awesome Art: A Snail of Great Scale,” a snail sculpture crafted from a bike seat and an old basketball, by Michelle Lee.

SBHS Students are Creative ReUse Art Showcase Winners

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Thursday February 27, 2014

When you look at a bicycle seat, do you see the form of a snail? Ever think of making a scrabble board out of computer keys? You’re not alone if you answered “no” to any of these questions, and that’s what makes the 18th Annual CSWD Creative ReUse Art Showcase a unique and much-anticipated event in Chittenden County. 

Each year, the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) invites high school students to take a fresh squint at the wide world of material that we throw away every day. An intriguing shape might suggest a form that has nothing to do with an item’s original function and, with a lot of care and creativity --  voila! art emerges.

This year CSWD had 62 entries. A panel of judges reviewed the array of entries and eight winners have emerged, including three South Burlington High School students, who were advised by SBHS teacher,  Lisa Divoll-Painter . Michelle Lee won the 3-D Awesome Art category, Eliana Cohen  took home the award for the True Trash category, and the Interactive Inventions award went to Jack Barron.
The entire field of entries may be viewed before selections are curated at Frog Hollow Gallery in Burlington. 

Friday, March 7 - Thursday, March 27: Many selected pieces on display at Frog Hollow Gallery (85 Church St., Burlington). Vote for your favorite “People’s Choice” award winner when you visit!

Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Creative ReUse Showcase Awards Bash.Enjoy some tasty munchies while you check out the art, meet the artists and the wonderful teachers who helped inspire their students, and find out who won the People’s Choice Award!

Winners received gift cards in the amount of $100 from the local companies sponsoring the contest.