Vote For Your Favorite Piece of Unique Recycled Art on Earth Day, April 22

Joliet Junior College Student Government members invite the community to vote for their favorite piece of art during the fifth annual Recycled Art Show, taking place this Earth Day, Wednesday April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon on the Main Campus South Bridge at 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

A recycled sculpture of a shoe, made from scrap metal - JJC Recycled Art Show 2014

The show will feature artwork made up of at least 75 percent recycled materials.

Click here to view pictures of last year’s Recycled Art Show

The Recycled Art Show attracts the curiosity of passing students and others because the possibilities are endless. Last year, entries included bracelets made out of newspaper, a necklace made from an old key, a sculpture of a crab made from scrap metal, and more.

Pam Dilday, JJC’s director of student activities, 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.”

First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded $100, $75 and $50 gift cards respectively.

This year is particularly special for the Recycled Art Show because it marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.

For questions, e-mail pdilday@jjc.edu or call 815-280-2755.

 

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