Lancaster students honored for recycling art project

January 2, 2014 by  

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will be honoring a group of high school students on next week for their service to the county.

The 55 community-minded students, along with several volunteers and staff support people, formed the team for the ‘Wasteland: Turning Illegally Dumped Waste Into Art’ project. Lancaster Museum of Art and History sponsored the project, along with the Eastside High School Art Department.

The team formed in the hope of bringing attention to the problem of illegal dumping around the Antelope Valley. The idea behind the project was to inform and inspire through handmade art. More than 600 students created a wide variety of sculptures and other works using items found at illegal dump sites in the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas. The student artists were transported to the dump sites and given clean-up supplies so that they could personally collect the items with which they made their art. The Board of Supervisors will be honoring the students who came up with the idea for the project and then successfully implemented it in the community.

The Board of Supervisors recognition ceremony will be held in the Kenneth Han Hall at the Los Angeles County Chambers at 9:30 am next Tuesday, January 7. The meeting is open to the public and will also be televised.

An art and awareness campaign is one way to inspire members of the community to make a change in their area. A local printing company can help by creating interesting and informative promotional materials that can effectively spread the word about the campaign and the art it produces.