Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan to open Department of the Environment’s 17th annual “Rethink Recycling” sculpture contest
Maryland high school students to display their unique recycled art
BALTIMORE, MD (November 29, 2018) – Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan will deliver opening remarks to high school artists from across the state on Friday at the Department of the Environment’s 17th annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest in Baltimore. Sponsors of the event are Exelon; Blick Art Materials; National Museum of Civil War Medicine; American Cleaning Institute; Maryland Recycling Network; the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Beverage Association; National Aquarium and Waste Management, Inc.
WHO: Guest judges for the contest will be John Lewis, an instructor at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Jenna Rayman, a former Rethink Recycling contest winner; Kasey Jones, an interdisciplinary recycled materials artist and current MICA student; and Hilary Miller, former director of Environment’s Land and Materials Administration.
WHEN: Friday, November 30, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sculptures will be on display beginning at 10 a.m. Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will open the program and introduce Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan, who will give brief remarks. Judging will begin immediately after her remarks and end at noon. The awards presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Montgomery Park Business Center Auditorium, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230
WHAT: Since 2001, MDE has celebrated America Recycles Day by hosting the annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest. High school students from across Maryland are invited to participate by creating sculptures made of recycled and reusable materials. Previous contestants have created innovative and artistic sculptures using records, plastic bags, old shoes, playing cards, computer parts and more.
Fort Hill HS
Anne Arundel County
Garrison Forest School
Jemicy Upper School
Patapsco HS & Center for the Arts
Winters Mill HS
South Carroll HS
C. Milton Wright HS
Glenelg Country School
Kent County HS
Queen Anne’s County
Kent Island HS