Fourth through 12th grade San Diego students will get to showcase artwork today made from items that otherwise would have been thrown away, such as discarded compact discs, plastics and tree bark.
City Councilman Todd Gloria will kick off the “Dare to Reuse” exhibit and art competition at the New Children’s Museum, which is set to run through January.
This is the first year the pieces will be displayed there, according to city officials.
The Dare to Reuse artists will use found materials to demonstrate the value of reusing resources, like glass, metal and wood to create are pieces, according to city officials. The exhibition started out among professional artists and has since become a contest for students at San Diego schools.
The top twelve will be chosen through an online calendar on the city’s Environmental Services Department website, RecyclingWorks.com, where information about other recycling programs is also available.
The exhibit is sponsored by the museum, the city’s Environmental Services Department and San Diego-based WAXIE Sanitary Supply Inc.