Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 W. Miller St., Newark, will hold its 35th annual Wayne County High School Art Exhibition from noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays starting March 9 until March 25.
Parents, friends and the public can attend an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. March 12. The exhibit will feature artwork from students across Wayne County.
Art teacher Susan Stanistreet, of Fair Haven, will exhibit her newest work, “Plastic Tapestry,” in the Chris Fayad Members’ Gallery. Stanistreet has spent the last 30 years working in Red Creek Central School District.
She said her role as an art teacher has been her inspiration as an artist in that the range of materials used in the classroom has created variety in her own work. Her interests include weaving, ceramics, drawing, painting and mixed media.
“Working with the most creative young artists in an entire community for such a long period of time has been such a blessing,” Stanistreet said. “The creativity of my students has been a constant source of inspiration over the last 30 years.”
Stanistreet makes artifacts out of found and salvaged materials. Her inspiration came from a project she implemented in her creative crafts class that involved making art out of recyclable materials.
She started experimenting with ways to turn discarded plastic discs from a manufacturing company in Syracuse into meaningful art. She has been fascinated by the variety of ways the plastic disc’s surface can be repurposed into art.
For information, call 315-331-4593, email info@wayne-arts.com or visit waynearts.wordpress.com.