Binks Forest Art Club Wins Award At The Great Charity Challenge

The Binks Forest fifth-grade art club with the school's horse creation.

The Binks Forest Art Club, under the direction of art teacher Nova Vazquez, worked very hard on this year’s school art project in partnership with Wellington International at the Great Charity Challenge and received an award for Best Use of Color Scheme. The school’s art department was awarded $1500.

Vazquez reached out to the Wellington community for help and collected more than 200 old horse show ribbons that were generously donated and repurposed to create their upcycled horse, which they named Memoir.

Memoir is more than just a name, she is a collage of hundreds of cherished memories. These ribbons, that once draped around the necks of champions, now serve as a promise to keep their memories and stories alive.

The 15th annual Great Charity Challenge was held on Saturday, Feb. 3, and this year’s theme of “In Technicolor” featured a reused object collage using found materials to create a colorful 3D horse.

Each school was assigned a different color scheme.