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Darien's Holmes School Celebrates Earth Day With Eco-Art Show

Saskia Zimmerman with her horsehead made out of a Tropicana bottle. Photo Credit: Amy Kiser
Owen Reardon with his robot made out of used tin foil and boxes. Photo Credit: Amy Kiser
Isabella Koproski with her lighthouse made out of water bottles. Photo Credit: Amy Kiser
All the art projects on display at the Holmes School Earth Day art show. Photo Credit: Amy Kiser

DARIEN, Conn. -- Students at Holmes School in Darien celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday by displaying works of art created from garbage.

Putting the idea of "reduce, reuse, recycle" into action, the students used pieces of garbage to create more than 50  projects that were displayed in the art show. The students worked on their projects at home, at school and with friends. The art show was planned by parents Susie Flaherty and Jennie Hageney.

"The art show idea resonated with us because it was a hands-on learning experience that allowed them to use their imagination and put their own spin on it," Hageney said.

The Darien Nature Center has reached out to Holmes about displaying some of the eco-art pieces.

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