Creative local high school students Green Art showcased

The 8th Annual Green Art Show showcasing original art by students from Port Colborne and Lakeshore High School students took place this past weekend in the Great Hall at Lakeshore.

There were 60 entries were on display for the public to view. There was everything from a Gecco made out of a wrench, a spartan, gozilla made from clothes pins. Benches from Jeep grills, to barrels, and tables from saw blades. Any material that could be salvaged was used to create projects in recycling, up cycling and reusing materials to demonstrate the seven categories in the show. This show is unique as it combines art with many aspects from cardboard, paint to welding and forging.

Patti Sterling, member of Community Niagara Artists said “every year it gets better and better. And the prizes get better and better too. A lot of businesses and industries donated money so that the artists can get some awards for their hard work. The hardest part is the judging.”

The event is run by Community Niagara Artists who have been hosting the show for the past 8 years. The judges were eight local artists who looked at creativity, innovation, and makes a political statement about the environment. The show takes place every year in conjunction with Earth Day rotating between the two schools. Over the two day event more than 500 visitors had the opportunity to view and cast their votes for the people’s green art choice. The judges and the community were impressed with the outstanding artwork.

More than $900 was awarded to students and various prizes donated by local businesses.


Best Recycled
1. #58 – Bailey Pelletier (PCHS) – The Good Old Days – Railroad spike cowboys around a campfire.
2. #56 – Phaelan Collins (PCHS) – Choir

Best Upcycled
1. #56 – Phaelan Collins (PCHS) – Choir
2. #50 Curtis Rowe (PCHS) –

Best Found Object
1. #57 – Connor Jones (PCHS) – Rail Road Spike Snakes
2. #13 – Sabrina Barns (PCHS) – Horseshoe crabs

Best Response to Global Environment Issue
1. #23 – Cece Nadeau (LCHS) – Plastic bottle hour glass.
2. #21 Morgan Davies (PCHS) – Make Ethics Fashionable

Best Topical Response to an Environmental issue
1. #44 – Luke Gerreira (LCHS) – Space display plasticine of earth melting.
2. #14 Brooklyn Kettle-Bevgstrang (LCHS) – Artificial flowers with gas mask picture.

Best Repose to a Local Environmental issue
1. #57 – Connor Jones (PCHS) – Rail Road Spike Snakes – Masassauga Rattle Snake
2. #27 – Meagan Riedke (PCHS) –

Peoples Choice
1. #54 – Austin Coverdale (PCHS) – Sawblade with picture cut into it, made into table.
2. #56 – Phaelan Collins (PCHS) – Choir

Port Colborne High School will have their display set up on Wednesday, April 26 for their pasta night, which is open to all grade 7 and 8 students. Their entries will also be showcased at the Board office and in the Port Colborne Public Library in the upcoming months.

Lakeshore Catholic High School will also have some of their items on display for the month of May in the Port Colborne Public Library, the Board office. They will also be incorporated into their art show on May 25 at the school.