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LSC-University Park library announces recycled book art winners

HOUSTON – Winners of the Second Life for Books recycled art project were recently announced by the Student Learning Resource Center (SLRC) at Lone Star College-University Park.

Utilizing their creativity, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills, students in art appreciation classes created unique 3D sculptures from recycled books. The SLRC displayed the artwork, and invited students, faculty, and staff to vote on their favorite of 14 submitted projects.

Moshe Gonzalez received first place for his book sculpture “Sweet Dreams Are Made,” while Aria Spoonemore received second place with her piece “Tak.” Alexandria Castro took third place with “The DNA Story.”

“The Art Department assigns The Second Life for Books project each semester, and the students have a great time with it,” said Kari Breitigam, art instructor at LSC-University Park. “The project challenges students to think about an ordinary household object in a new way and it provides a meaningful way to recycle unused books. Something that could have ended up in a landfill is now an original piece of art!”

The Art Department at LSC-University Park offers a range of foundation and intermediate art courses, including options in art appreciation, art history, drawing, painting and design. Registration for the winter mini-mester and the spring semester begins Nov. 15. Visit LoneStar.edu/UP for more information. 

1st Place: Moshe Gonzalez               2nd Place: Aria Spoonemore                3rd Place: Alexandria Castro
 “Sweet Dreams Are Made"                              "Tak"                                              "The DNA Story"