Local students will have their artwork displayed at the San
Diego Art Institute museum in Balboa Park beginning May 29 as part of an
environmental-themed art contest.
The pieces were created with waste by students in grades 3
through 12 for the Dare to Reuse Art Contest, a collaboration between the City
of San Diego Environmental Services Department and the San Diego County Office of
The contest was created to
encourage children to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Having pieces displayed in the art show will allow students to show off their work to friends and family as well as total strangers.
"What a self-esteem promoter,” said Janice Duvall,
outdoor education outreach leader with SDCOE. “The kids will never forget
The art was selected through a competitive process. Artists
featured at the museum will include students from Fusion Academy, e3 Civic High, Kearny High School of
International Business, La Jolla Country Day School, Muirlands Middle School,
Taft Middle School, All Hallows Academy, Boone Elementary, Holmes Elementary, Green
Elementary, Del Sur Elementary, Encanto Elementary, Kate Sessions Elementary,
Godfrey G. Berry Elementary, and Grant K-8 School.
The student art will be on display from May 29 to July 5,
with an opening reception at 6 p.m. May 30. Normal museum hours are 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Regular
admission is $5.