Art and Community Club,Wellesley High School
Art & Community Club is a student-run club that focuses on creating and exhibiting artworks around specific themes that bring awareness to essential elements of a healthy community. This year’s exhibit, “Ecomagination”, is centered on ecological concerns. Students dealt with issues of recycling, pollution, and reminding the community that we are part of nature.
For more information contact WCAP or Juyon Lee, Art and Community Club President, Wellesley High School, Class of 2014
Featured Art includes:
The Green Way for Change
Juyon Lee, Eva Loh, Jin Kim, Monica Ong, Zahra Pirani, and Nicki Sizing
Mosaic - wooden board, newspaper, recycled paper, aluminum cans.
Our art project was inspired by Vik Muniz, a Brazilian artist who uses trash to create mosaic art pieces. We made paper stars out of old newspaper and used paper. The stars represent individual's hope to make a green difference. Together, they portray nature scenery of trees, flowers, and leaves. The road is made out of pieces of aluminum cans and rolls of newspaper because we wanted to remind our community that if no one tries to make a green change, we would have to step on trash that we make every day. The newspaper rolls symbolize cigarettes, which are not only harmful to our environment, but also to one's health. In addition, the parts of aluminum cans at the bottom of the board have green messages to encourage the viewer to start making a small change. If we make a green difference little by little, there'll be a greater outcome like how the stars create this nature scenery. We hope that the Wellesley community will consider how we impact our environment every day and the importance of protecting our planet.