Seminole State students create true originality with recycled art

Friday, March 1, 2019
Written by: Emily Hollingshead

Photo (L-R) PJ Ayala, Nicole Carillo, and Gabriela Moraflores with their winning art works.

Seminole State College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts student recycled art show wrapped up on Feb. 16. The show was part of the Fix It Up! Art & Repair Fair, a community arts event about sustainable consumption and finding creative opportunities for reuse and repair. The art show focused on displaying pieces by  students that were made from items that would typically be thrown away.

The challenge came about as part of the EMERGE program that pushes for sustainability concepts to be integrated into a greater variety of courses. A panel of judges selected three winners, who received $250, $150 and $100 respectively in scholarship money from the Foundation for Seminole State College

Gabriela Moraflores stands next to her piece "Andromeda & Lumpy"

Seminole State art student, Gabriela Moraflores, won first place for her sculpture “Andromeda & Lumpy” made out of disposable aluminum foil pans and card stock.

Nicole Carillo stand next to her piece "So Much More Than This"

Nicole Carillo took home second place for her work entitled “So Much More Than This” that was made from cereal boxes and covered with articles focusing on people’s stories.

PJ Ayala stands next to his piece “Slice of Time”

Third place was awarded to PJ Ayala for his metal work sculpture, “Slice of Time,” which incorporated fans and saw blades into the design.

About the Center for Fine and Performing Arts

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