Thursday, 04 25, 2013
Mary Jo Harrod
Ky. (April 25, 2013)
–– In honor of Earth Week, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
(DEP) is honoring the winning 2013 Eco-Art Contest high school artists by
presenting awards at the respective schools. In its fourth year, Kentucky
students submitted artwork in categories of conservation, pollution prevention
and environmental protection and used media types of drawing/painting/print,
mixed media, sculpture and photographs.
The winners of the 2013 Eco-Art
Contest are Diana Pickett from Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville;
the students in Jennifer Spade’s art classes at Paul Blazer High School in
Ashland; and Taylor DeWeese, Haley Hunt and Alexis Mijares from Metcalfe County
High School in Edmonton.
“It is an honor for the department to showcase Kentucky high school students’
expression of our environment. This contest supports our mission by encouraging
students to incorporate the environment into their artwork and inspire others
about environmental issues,” said R. Bruce Scott, DEP commissioner.
Artwork from the 2013 contest winners, along with past years’ winning
submissions, will be displayed in the DEP Training Center in Frankfort, where
it will be viewed by hundreds of visitors.
The Eco-Art Contest is sponsored by
DEP’s Division of Compliance Assistance. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/c2fcm3d or
call the Division of Compliance Assistance toll-free at 800-926-8111.