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May 4, 2014

Trashformation a popular event for residents, participants

emann@pvdemocrat.com — As Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Month closes, the Pauls Valley Arts Council has found another creative way to celebrate it.

Picking up where the Trash in Fashion show left off, the Trashformation Art Show had 42 entries by 35 artists in its first year. However, though it saw more than 100 visitors by the time it was over, for Arts Council President Mike Dyson, the best part was seeing the biggest participation in the youth division.

“What was exciting for me was that we had a lot more youth than adult entries,” said Dyson. “That was one of my goals this year.”

First place went to a pair of high school students from Wynnewood, Ivonna Gary and Wayna Wright. Dyson noted how all of the youth entries showed a variety he never expected. He was impressed they all took so much time and effort.

Second place in that division went to Jessica Eubanks and third place went to Samantha Perry.

Taking home best in show in the adult division was Patricia Peterson. Her piece honored a friend who was killed in the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Some of the recycled parts included glass shards found near the bombing site and clocks stopped at the time when it all happened.

Peterson also took home first place for adults and second place went to Susie Agee.

Dyson, whose piece was chosen for third place, said it was the whole inspiration behind the show becoming a reality.

It’s a framed portrait, made up of bottle caps and cigarette butts found in the streets downtown and various neighborhoods.

“I wanted to showcase that it all came from the streets of Pauls Valley,” said Dyson. “I spent a few months collecting litter… wanted to make a piece that shows the magnitude, the amount of litter that was picked up.”

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