Dumpster Art has come to Valdosta!
This project, which is a collaboration between the City of Valdosta, Valdosta Main Street and the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, transformed the otherwise unsightly downtown dumpsters into public pieces of art in four different downtown locations.
Painting the Town!
Selected local artists and artist teams were busy Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 painting up the town for the city’s first Dumpster Art public art project.
Dumpster Art Sites
The public were able to watch the beautiful works of art at the following sites:
- Dumpster/Compactor, McKey Street parking lot
- Valdosta City Hall, parking lot
- Valdosta City Hall Annex, parking lot
- Turner Center for the Arts, parking lot
The youth’s version of VanGogh’s Starry Night with a Valdosta Twist will be placed in the downtown area for all to enjoy by the end of September.
The Dumpster Art will be displayed for a full year, providing beautiful visuals for downtown visitors and significant exposure for the artists.
Paints and supplies were generously provided by
Whitehead Industrial Company, also located in downtown Valdosta. Dumpsters were steam cleaned by the Valdosta Public Works Department and received its first coat of primer and base paint by the Valdosta Youth Council members prior to the start of artists’ work on Saturday.
Most importantly, “thank you!” to our artists (in the order of the photos to the left) Lanelle Shen, the VSU Artist Guild, Taylor Brooks and Sarah Lowe.
*Source-Valdosta City Today- http://www.valdostacity.com/dumpster-art
Cool for back-to-school…
PlaceWise Media Network (Credit: Shop Valdosta Mall)
The new school year is here and summer has officially ended. But don’t get too bummed out about classes starting up again – a new year can also be a great time to try new things, upgrade your personal sense of style, or even completely reinvent yourself! Teens: here’s what’s trending this fall so you can get ready to head back to school looking cool.
One of the best parts of back-to-school shopping is picking out that perfect jacket for fall. After a summer of short sleeves, choosing a new coat for the new season that reflects your style is exciting! This year, the top trend for the young academic is undoubtedly the bomber jacket. Edgy and chic, the bomber can be worn with anything: preppy plaids, distressed jeans, a camel corduroy skirt, or a pair of laidback joggers – both guys and gals alike will be sporting this versatile jacket all season long.
Pantone has released several new colors for fall, and they are already taking the retail world by storm. Look for lots of rusty reds, spicy oranges, warm yellows, cool grays and blues, emerald greens, and dusty pinks. Whether you are a varsity football player, a seasoned mathlete, or the star of the musical, you can’t go wrong wearing any of these fresh autumn colors. Try a pair of brick red skinny jeans, or a mustard sweater, and you may just surprise yourself. You can view Pantone’s Fashion Color Report here to see exactly which shades you should wear this fall.
Stylish School Bags
From totes to fashion backpacks to hip cross-bodies, a stylish school bag should definitely be on your back-to-school shopping list, too. If you are dealing with a strict dress code, or your school has uniforms, a statement school bag is necessary to show off your sense of style. Fringe and tassel details, leather, shiny metallics, tribal patterns, and florals are the most popular textures and prints for bags this fall – just make sure that you can fit your bevy of books and school supplies inside!
Take on these trends this season, and you might just look too cool for school!
See these trends here: http://www.shopvaldostamall.com/trends/fall-teen-trends/9460/