The Louise Nevelson Box Project, completed by 106 Mission Hill Middle School students has been selected to be part of the “Collision” show, a juried art exhibition sponsored by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA). The students, enrolled in art classes led by teacher Kathleen Crocetti, transformed material rescued from a local landfill into individual boxes. Assembled together, the boxes create a cohesive and harmonious installation.

The show runs from May 2nd through May 30th, at the Mill Gallery, 131 Front Street in Santa Cruz. An opening reception is slated for Friday evening, May 2nd.

The Louise Nevelson Box Project was a collaborative art project designed to teach students about the life and work of Louise Nevelson as well as the value of working with community and developing collaborative teams. All the wood for the installation was landfill diverted and generously set-aside by the staff at the Watsonville Waste Relay Station.