Eastern Tech participates in Rethink Recycling Art Show

Eastern Tech students, Lauren Brown and Reagan McCafferty participated in the 2017 Rethink Recycling Art Show
Posted on 12/20/2017
Rethink, Recycle, Reuse

Last week, Eastern Tech’s Lauren Brown and Reagan McCafferty participated in the 2017 Rethink Recycling Art Show sponsored by Maryland Department of the Environment.

Lauren Brown’s piece, entitled “Under the Sea,” featured two dolphins swimming beneath a swirling arch of fish. The base and the dolphins were made of cardboard and acrylic paint was used to add detail, while the arches were constructed from pieces of a plastic milk jug. This is the second year Lauren participated in the contest, and she was glad to have been able to be one of the few students representing Eastern Tech.

Using only objects found in her home, Reagan was able to create a sculpture resembling a humanoid-robot figure which is constructed of all metallic pieces. Along with small cups and a few earrings, the work is ornamented with a beautiful piece of miniature clockwork and an ordinary school lock. These small adornments add personality to the work and give it qualities similar to those found in Cogsworth from Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, and the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz. Using industrial and hot glue, Reagan was able to connect these simple objects and create one extraordinary, dynamic work of art.

Art teacher Mary Hennessey–Rayburn stated, “This was the second year our school has participated in the Maryland Department of the Environment Rethink Recycling Contest. When I received the work from the students, I knew winning a prize was a great possibility.” She proudly added, “I delivered the work to the venue feeling incredibly proud. The competition was stiff, but well-done Lauren and Reagan, well-done! Tech Yeah!!” 

Lauren B art work
 Reagan M artwork