Art @ the Dump doesn’t disappoint
By Karen Bartomioli
May, 05, 2011
CORNWALL — At last, winter is officially over: Art@the Dump sprung up in the town sand shed last weekend. Ingenuity and zaniness were just what was needed.
At the annual fundraiser for arts programs at Cornwall Consolidated School, town residents (including the many artists who live here) take trash and recyclables and convert them into works of art, craft and whimsy.
The crowds were there early, quickly buying up the pieces. Much of it was functional: birdhouses, lamps, jewelry. Thirty percent of all proceeds benefit the art department at the school. Students, who had a large selection of artwork for sale, were also in the town sand shed, selling baked goods.
Among the standout pieces was a giant pencil. Artist Jane Capellaro was inspired when a load of fence posts was delivered to her home. She grabbed one and painted it chrome yellow, adding a black tip, pink eraser and gold ferrule.
“If it doesn’t sell, I’ll add it to the fence as is,” she said.