DN student wins top honors in Recycled Art Show


By Lyndsie Ferrell
CREEDE— The Creede School and MDS sponsored their second annual Recycled Art Show for students from around the Valley in mid-March. The show began last year when Creede art teacher at the time, Alecia Hess, who decided to work with the Creede Recycle Club to create the opportunity to use recycled material to build art. The show was a huge success and plans to make it a tradition were well underway.By Lyndsie Ferrell
CREEDE— The Creede School and MDS sponsored their second annual Recycled Art Show for students from around the Valley in mid-March. The show began last year when Creede art teacher at the time, Alecia Hess, who decided to work with the Creede Recycle Club to create the opportunity to use recycled material to build art. The show was a huge success and plans to make it a tradition were well underway.
The club has spent the last few years making sure the Creede School is up to date on all recycling and works closely with MDS who provide free recycling services to the school. Students spent several weeks collecting material for their entries that included material like old bike wheels, pieces of metal that were welded together, fabric, paper mache and much more.
Participating students came from places as far away as Lake City and as close to home as Creede and Del Norte. One student used her own life story to create a work of art from material that used to be inside her from medical procedures done in the past. The participating students used a variety of inspiration to create beautiful works of art with things that other people recycled. As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
This year the show did not receive the amount of participation that it had the previous year, but the art was just as good. Students who participated used recycled material they found around their schools and communities and entered into the show for first, second and third place cash prizes with a chance to win best of show for Talent Scout Scholarships from Adams State University. The show was judged by local artists and MDS employees.
Winners are as follow: in the high school category, best of show went to Syanna Coleville, an 11th grader from Del Norte, for her work on a metal bird. Coleville created a unique piece that resembles a vulture from pieces of recycled material and a welder. Kala White, a 10th grader out of Creede, took first place in the high school category. White used a variety of material to create a dragon out of a soda can inside a cave out of paper.
Hailey H.G. from Lake City used material recycled from not only the area, but her past as well to create a collage out of pictures of her throughout the years and the different medical procedures. The entire piece was made into human form and placed in a wheel chair. Some of the material used came from inside her chest.
Third place in the high school category went to Felicity Mullen, a 9th grader with no school listed. Mullen used an old bike tire and wheel to create a beautiful, spring themed piece with flowers and butterflies lining the edges.
For the middle school category, Carter Simon, an 8th grader from Creede, took first with a neat structure made out of cardboard that depicted a city scape. Second place went to Stephen Filippi and Lyric Stecken, 8th and 6th from Creede, who created a completely functioning hydraulic hand. Third place went to Eliana Jerebeck and Jenna Fairchild out of Creede for a unique dress made out of paper mache.
All participants received cash prizes for their art and are looking forward to next year!
The club has spent the last few years making sure the Creede School is up to date on all recycling and works closely with MDS who provide free recycling services to the school. Students spent several weeks collecting material for their entries that included material like old bike wheels, pieces of metal that were welded together, fabric, paper mache and much more.
Participating students came from places as far away as Lake City and as close to home as Creede and Del Norte. One student used her own life story to create a work of art from material that used to be inside her from medical procedures done in the past. The participating students used a variety of inspiration to create beautiful works of art with things that other people recycled. As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
This year the show did not receive the amount of participation that it had the previous year, but the art was just as good. Students who participated used recycled material they found around their schools and communities and entered into the show for first, second and third place cash prizes with a chance to win best of show for Talent Scout Scholarships from Adams State University. The show was judged by local artists and MDS employees.
Winners are as follow: in the high school category, best of show went to Syanna Coleville, an 11th grader from Del Norte, for her work on a metal bird. Coleville created a unique piece that resembles a vulture from pieces of recycled material and a welder. Kala White, a 10th grader out of Creede, took first place in the high school category. White used a variety of material to create a dragon out of a soda can inside a cave out of paper.
Hailey H.G. from Lake City used material recycled from not only the area, but her past as well to create a collage out of pictures of her throughout the years and the different medical procedures. The entire piece was made into human form and placed in a wheel chair. Some of the material used came from inside her chest.
Third place in the high school category went to Felicity Mullen, a 9th grader with no school listed. Mullen used an old bike tire and wheel to create a beautiful, spring themed piece with flowers and butterflies lining the edges.
For the middle school category, Carter Simon, an 8th grader from Creede, took first with a neat structure made out of cardboard that depicted a city scape. Second place went to Stephen Filippi and Lyric Stecken, 8th and 6th from Creede, who created a completely functioning hydraulic hand. Third place went to Eliana Jerebeck and Jenna Fairchild out of Creede for a unique dress made out of paper mache.
All participants received cash prizes for their art and are looking forward to next year!


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