The 2016 Rain Barrel Art Project

It’s about to start raining barrels in Studio 213 at OHHS! Ms. Schorsch’s Painting and Mixed Media students were recently charged with the task of designing artworks to be painted on rain barrels for this year’s event with Save Local Waters and the Cincinnati Zoo. Students voted in class on which designs would be submitted and 7 were selected by the judges working with the project!

Below is the mission of the Rain Barrel Art Project through Save Local Waters:

“This Rain Barrel Art Project was created to promote the use of rain barrels throughout the Ohio River Valley area through a creative and  educational medium. Rain barrels continue to grow in popularity across the country. However, one of its biggest drawbacks is their dull appearance. Some people are less likely to use them given their negative aesthetic impact to residential and commercial landscaping, even though they conserve water and save money. We believe that producing beautiful artistic rain barrels that have unique painted details will make them more desirable and naturally increase interest to promote their use.

The Rain Barrel Art Project desires to educate people on environmental issues like storm water runoff, watersheds and water conservation”.

Congratulations to the following students whose designs were selected:

Once completed, the Rain Barrels will be on display at the Cincinnati Zoo from April 4th-April 21st. All Rain Barrels will be auctioned off on April 21st!

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