Vermont’s landfills were once again deprived of coffee stirrers, wine corks, cassette tapes and more thanks to the creative efforts of 43 high school students from seven Chittenden County high schools who entered CSWD’s 17th Annual Creative Reuse Showcase. The landfills’ loss was definitely our community’s gain as students and teachers “trashed” the Adam’s Farm Market with art of all shapes and sizes. In a close contest that showed remarkable practicality as well as artistry, judges awarded a table made of wine corks, PVC pipe and Christmas tree stands with the $200 Best In Show prize sponsored by NRG Systems.
The public is invited to check out Showcase entries at an open house on February 16th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Adam’s Farm Market on Old Stage Road in Williston. You can vote for your favorite at the Open House and then at Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Gallery on Church Street in Burlington after March 1st. The People’s Choice Award will be announced at the Frog Hollow show closing on March 28.
Here are the 2013 winners:
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Best-In-Show: sponsored by NRG Systems ($200 cash) “Put A Cork On It”-a table made from wine corks, discarded PVC pipe and old Christmas tree stands, by Sarah Ferry and Alex Groen of South Burlington High School.
2-D Awesome Art: sponsored by Boutilier’s Art Center ($100 gift card) “Breakfast at Tape-any’s”-a portrait of Audrey Hepburn rendered in cassette tape on poster board, framed by the cassette tapes, by Sarina Cannizzaro of South Burlington High School.
3-D Awesome Art: sponsored by Burlington City Arts ($100 gift card) “Nostalgia Trip”-a steam locomotive constructed using coffee stirrers, cassette tapes, and floppy disks, by Olivia Hern of Champlain Valley Union High School.
Fabulous Fashion: sponsored by Battery Street Jeans ($100 gift card) “The Flight of the Recycled Printer Paper”-a dress stitched from fabric scraps and a Goodwill skirt, adorned with origami cranes folded from classmates’ papers and school printer scraps, by Rose Watts of Champlain Valley Union High School.
Jammin’ Junk: sponsored by Advance Music Center ($100 gift card) “Punk Rock”-an audio speaker incorporating a paper mache mask, leather scraps and a variety of broken audio and electronic waste, by Victoria Southwick of South Burlington High School.
Perfectly Practical: sponsored by The Outdoor Gear Exchange ($100 gift card) “Computer Chip Chess”-a giant chess board made from computer chips, driftwood, corks, cups, caps and other scrap, by Jack Barron and Kyra Fay of South Burlington High School.
Strongest Statement: sponsored by Bolton Valley Ski Resort (four lift tickets for 2014 season) “Ungainly Beauty”-a pelican with its prey constructed from discarded fabric, broken glass, and scrap metals by Leah Dell of Colchester High School.
Techno Totems: sponsored by ReSOURCE ($100 gift card) – “Jewel of the Computer,” jewelry made from computer data chips, circuit wires and keyboards by Jonathon Pearce and Lance Perry of Mount Mansfield Union High School.
True Trash: sponsored by Casella Waste ($100 check) “Light Bulb Terrarium,” a terrarium crafted from construction-waste plexiglass and burned out, eviscerated incandescent light bulbs, by Nash Krywka, Christopher Cobler and Spencer Dodds of Mount Mansfield Union High School.
People’s Choice: sponsored by Frog Hollow. Come to the Open House or to Frog Hollow Gallery and vote for the artist YOU want to win the $100 gift card!
Congratulations to all the students who participated, and a big “Thank You!” to all the terrific sponsors, including Adams Farm Market in Williston for their generous donation of time and space.