South Carolina teens paint dumpster art

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Trash dumpsters are not the most attractive objects, so a group of North Myrtle Beach High School art students and their teacher decided to put their creative talents to work on a few dumpsters and turned them into functional works of art.

With the assistance of North Myrtle Beach Recreation Programs Operations Director Gregg Barnhill, who also serves as staff liaison for the Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful Committee, and Community Services Public Safety Officer Julie Smith, Tina Martin, a North Myrtle Beach High School art teacher and National Art Honor Society sponsor, organized an opportunity for her students to transform trash dumpsters located on Hillside Drive off Main Street into artworks in an effort to make a more beautiful environment.

The students chose to transform the dumpsters into aquariums of a sort, each one featuring different species of sea life that can be found in the ocean off our beaches.

Martin said that she and her students were “very excited to take on this art/community beautification project.” She also thanked Barnhill and Smith, and the city’s sanitation department for their cooperation and encouragement.

Students who participated in the project included Carly Kaufmann, Emma Keiner, Devin Conn, Jessica Beasley, Lizzie Jordan, Faith Jordan, Skyler Wallace-White, Alex Sophia, Kaylie Carpenter, and Aurora Downey.

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