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North Hempstead’s Recycled Art Contest Showcases Student Creativity


For Immediate Release                                                                                               Media Contacts: Collin Nash and Sid Nathan
November 30, 2011                                                                                                                                                        (516) 869-7794

North Hempstead’s Recycled Art Contest Showcases Student Creativity

North Hempstead, NY
Wowed by the ingenuity of the artwork submitted for North Hempstead’s third annual Recycled Artwork Contest, Supervisor Jon Kaiman announced that in addition to a month-long showing at the Great Neck Arts Center, this year’s “extraordinary” collection will likely be showcased, as it was last year, at the NYC Capital Building in Albany.

“When you look at the level of creativity that these submissions have risen to over the years, you can’t help but conclude that this competition has become a part of the fabric of the Town,” Supervisor Kaiman told members of North Hempstead’s Arts Advisory Committee during the Nov. 30 judging at the Town’s Solid Waste Management Authority facility in Port Washington. “Great art should be shown,” he said. “We will do what we can to make that happen.”

The ingenious use of recycled materials in the 1,350 works submitted from close to 2,000 students made the task of choosing the 16 winning entries from four grade groups, K-5 individual & group, middle school and high school difficult.

The eight judges evaluated the artwork in four categories: first place overall, best use of recycled materials, best environmental message and creativity.

All 2,000 entries will be displayed Dec. 12th through Jan. 6th at The Great Neck Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. A reception honoring the student artists, their parents and teachers will be held at the Great Neck Arts Center on December 12th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

“I was overwhelmed with the students’ awareness and passion for preserving the environment and how they integrated that into such spectacular artwork,” said Frances B. Reid, North Hempstead’s Director of Environmental Planning, who coordinated the competition.

North Hempstead Arts Advisory Committee gathered to judge the artwork submitted by TONH Students

Supervisor Kaiman has a hard time judging the creative Recycled Art Contest submissions .

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