Students Display Trash-Art at Show in Camden

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CAMDEN, N.J. — Trash-Art ,a project started by a Franciscan Volunteer Ministry (FVM) member and students from St. Anthony of Padua Parish School , will hold an art show Jan. 26, noon to 4 p.m., here.  Information about the initiative can be found on a new Web site created by Dan Bourdua .

The show,  which takes place at the Walt Whitman Arts Center in the newly- redeveloped business district of the city, features art made from trash picked up from the streets. 

Dan Bourdua, project organizer, will discuss the project, which began as an FVM effort to clean up the streets of Camden and raise awareness for recycling.

The effort quickly caught the interest of St. Anthony of Padua students, who began cleaning up an open space across from the school. Now, other students and organizations are participating, and will display their art at the show. 

“This is a community arts project originated in Camden with big dreams to transform the Camden landscape,” said Bourdua. “The project hopes to inspire other schools and groups to compete to clean-up areas of the city and make art out of the found items.” 

Artwork can be viewed at the new Web site about the Trash Art  initiative that  Bourdua established.

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