For the past five years, our annual blockbuster exhibit (where we cratively and artistically dive in to a traditionally non-arts topic) has attracted a large audience of teachers and school children, and this year is no exception. In the first four weeks of “Re: Rethink Recycling,” more than 350 students from Boyle and Garrard counties have learned how to imaginatively repurpose everyday objects into works of art. Classes from Marion, Casey and Mercer counties are expected in the coming weeks, and field trip reservations for public, private and homeschool groups are still being accepted.
Re: Rethink Recycling takes a look at the art of repurposing through interactive exhibits and activities. Students visit paper flower and origami creation stations, make music out of repurposed instruments and visit a gallery of professional artwork made from “found objects.” These examples teach the difference between reusing, repurposing and recycling, and explore other concepts in the humanities, critical thinking, government and civics.
Read more: REviews are in – The Re exhibit is a hit with students!