Going, Going, Green!
February 16 - March 19, 2010Going... Going... Green! includes artwork created by K-5 students that attend seven different local elementary schools. For this exhibition, our judges had to select just forty works from 630 student submissions. "Green" is everywhere these days. Whether you are in the grocery store, at a department store, or on your computer--people everywhere are making a conscious effort to live a more eco-friendly life. For this exhibition, we asked students to think about how they could go "green." We provided each school with a collection of recycled materials and encouraged the students to incorporate them in their artwork. Going... Going... Green! invited students to use their creativity to visually depict how they can adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles. Students were asked to think about the consequences littering, polluting, and wasting have on the earth. They were encouraged to offer advice to others on ways they could be more "green." Whether it was picking up trash off the side of the road, buying organic foods, or simply turning off lights that aren't being used - no "green" action was too small to explore. These students took this them to heart and displayed an unmatched enthusiasm for saving our world. They not only produced creative and original artwork, but they also expressed their understanding of the cost of not taking care of our planet. Students encouraged everyone to act now, asking us to reduce, reuse and recycle. These young artists exhibited an ability far beyond their years to recognize the importance of living a "green" life. One student depicted the consequences of not recycling in his piece "Always Recycle, Go Green." He says "not recycling makes our world fall apart and if our world falls apart, we fall apart." We live in a beautiful world, rich with color and life. These students' vivid and thoughtful creations remind us to take care of our planet to ensure it is just as vibrant for the future generations.