The Rain Barrel Art Project
Deer Park High School Educates Cincinnati about 'Precious Few Drops'
Some of our high school artists took part in the Rain Barrel Art Project--a creative effort throughout the Ohio River Valley. With the help of their art teacher, Ms. Janet Osmond, the students painted rain barrels as a way “to educate people on environmental issues like storm water runoff, watersheds and water conservation.”
The rain barrels are now displayed throughout the Cincinnati Zoo. Visitors can get up and close with the rain barrels during their visits OR you can vote for Deer Park’s barrel online!
CLICK HERE TO VOTE and then search for “Precious Few Dew Drops”
From the artists:
Within the forest, on a mystical rainy day, the fairies make good of the natural occurrence. Many times we let rain get us down, being unable to play outside, go for that walk, making traveling more difficult. Like these fairies, though the rain barrel project makes better of the rain. We choose this theme of fairies catching rain drops, for like the sense of the rain barrel, it’s a sense of conservation. Painting was really enjoyable, though frustrating at some points. Being a group effort was also a growing experience, trusting them to follow the design to make the final project. Every second was worth it, and fun all the way though. Art is something I love to do, and to project that into the rain barrel project for conservation makes it twice more meaningful.
About the artists:
Lauren Krousouloudis is a senior at Deer Park High School, taking lots of art classes. She has also been involved with the Communi-Serve volunteer program, which was a natural segway into volunteering her time to do the Rain Barrel Project. Lauren plans to utilize her skills in art to apply them in advertising.
Allen Nice is also a senior at Deer Park High School. With Lauren's leadership, he was very helpful in completing the project. He plans on attending Wright State University this coming year.
It is a great day to be a Wildcat!