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STLCC-Wildwood Hosts Art Exhibition and Green Living Festival

March 02, 2009

To promote sustainability and green living, St. Louis Community College-Wildwood will host "A Different Kind of Green" Festival April 13-18 on campus, 2645 Generations Drive.

This event is supported by the Regional Arts Commission and the St. Louis Community College Foundation. Event cosponsors include the Cities of Chesterfield, Ellisville, Eureka, Pacific and Wildwood.

The event includes a special green-themed art show featuring works by students from local high schools, including Lafayette, Marquette, Eureka, Pacific and John F. Kennedy. These pieces will be on display at the campus throughout the week, and will be judged by Katherine Rhodes Fields, a noted environmental artist from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Exhibition visitors also will be able to select their favorite piece by voting for the “People’s Choice Award.”

A variety of activities, free unless otherwise noted, are planned between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18.

  • Visitors will be able to explore the college’s award-winning green campus by participating in a special scavenger hunt.
  • Musicians from the high schools will perform throughout the afternoon.
  • Master gardeners and naturalists will offer seminars on a variety of topics, including composting, native plants, and butterflies and hummingbirds.
  • To promote green living, artists will conduct demonstrations such as how to make books from recycled materials.
  • A variety of vendors will promote green products for homebuilding and landscaping, clothes made from bamboo, products for the body and handmade crafts.
  • For a fee, “E-scrap” items, such as outdated computers, printers, scanners, televisions, telephones and answering machines, will be collected for recycling through Earthbound Recycling.
  • "The Raptor Project," a group of musicians and their avian friends from the World Bird Sanctuary, will entertain youngsters.

For more information, contact Debbie Ward at dward106@stlcc.edu or 636-422-2041.