UW-STOUT ART MAJORS HELP ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO CREATE A BOTTLE CAP MURAL
JUNE 15TH 2016
ARTICLE BY: VOLUMEONE
Two art education students from UW-Stout have completed a large-scale art installation at Downsville School in Downsville – and in the process kept thousands of bottle caps out of landfills.
Abby Henderson, of Eau Claire, and Grace Rogers, of Clear Lake, who are part of Arts Integration Menomonie, began working on the project in February. They spent about 45 hours on the mural, which is seven feet high and 14 feet wide. With help from family and friends in the final stages, the project was completed in the spring.
The mural is in the style of artist Chuck Close and encompasses the theme of sustainability, utilizing approximately 7,000 recycled bottle caps.