Community Invited to Visit, Vote on Recycled Art Show April 22

A furniture set made out of cardboard and a spider web made out of a fan are only two examples of what’s been created for previous Joliet Junior College Recycled Art Shows.Community Invited to Visit, Vote on Recycled Art Show April 22
JJC student government is inviting the community to cast their vote for their favorite work of recycled art during the upcoming art show set to take place on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The show will be held on the Bridge from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
“By supporting our students, that’s the best way we can get them to move forward,” said Bobbi Carnes, JJC’s student government president. “We show them support by voting for them and being there for them – having the community come out.”
First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded.
Pam Dilday, JJC’s director of student activities and campus
life, said the artwork is a way for students, faculty and staff to utilize recycled materials in a creative way.
“Some people, I think were shocked, amazed, and surprised at the creativity of others,” she said. “For students, it’s a way for them to showcase their creativity.”
Carnes added that one of the highlights of the show for student government members is seeing the look of surprise on spectators’ faces when they see the artwork for the first time.
“When you see the students who walk passed it, and they’re like, ‘I didn’t know we had students like this,’ – seeing their faces is amazing to us,” Carnes said. “We really enjoy that.”
All projects will be composed of at least 75 percent recycled material, and they will include a written statement explaining what the recycled materials were and where they came from.
This is the third year for the Recycled Art Show at JJC.
Also during Earth Day, there will be a variety of “green” vendors placed around campus to talk to anyone interested in learning more.
For questions, call Pam Dilday at 815-280-2755.

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