Recently one of our local schools, East Elementary, partnered with PALS (People Against a Littered State) to challenge its students to create art projects from recycled materials. The students could build a 3-D model, sculpture or replica using items and materials found around their home. The only non-recyclable items they were allowed to use were items needed to hold the project together, such as tape and glue. They were also allowed to use paint to decorate their project. The students were allowed to work individually or in teams. This project was designed to promote both recycling and creativity among the students. Once the projects were submitted, they were distributed among several businesses and offices throughout Cullman to be displayed through the month of November.
Southern Accents is proudly displaying two of these works of art in our showroom and are thrilled to help promote this project. The adorable rooster was submitted by 5th grader Morgan Dingler and the colorful bead bowl is from 4th grader Coleman Callan. We had a chance to meet these two students along with teacher Lindsey Howard, the project sponsor. As we explained to Morgan and Coleman, our business is very much like their art projects, only on a bigger scale. We look for salvage items that can be reused, recycled or repurposed into useful items or beautiful works of art. We are extremely proud of all of the students who participated in this exciting project. It is our goal at Southern Accents to promote recycling efforts as well as create an awareness of the need to preserve items of historical value.
Be sure to stop by Southern Accents to view the students work as well as all the beautiful antique and salvage items currently on display in our showroom.