Sophomore Kevin Devine wins county-wide art contest

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Sophomore Kevin Devine with his parents, Kelly and Patrick Devine, standing next to the finished storm drain painting.

Sophomore Kevin Devine was selected by the Schuylkill Community Action Network to have his artwork painted onto the sidewalk at 16th St. and Elk Ave. He was the winner of a county-wide competition where students had to draw an anti-littering ad/PSA that featured animals native to Pennsylvania rivers and lakes. Kevin’s drawing was officially set onto the sidewalk October 16.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sophomore Kevin Devine with his parents, Kelly and Patrick Devine, standing next to the finished storm drain painting.
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Devine holds a piece of the drawing. It was originally drawn on paper and then divided into pieces to be made into stickers. The stickers were made in Wilmington, Delaware, by Parcels.
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“PLEASE DON’T LITTER.” is the end of a speech bubble referring to the main focus of the drawing: the dangers of littering in Pennsylvania waters.
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The two largest stickers were a goldfish and a grocery bag. The grocery bag was used to represent garbage that is found in the water as a result of littering. Other examples included an empty bag of chips, soda cans, papers and plastic silverware.
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The goldfish was the animal Kevin chose to draw to symbolize the native animals affected by littering and pollution.
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“It feels good seeing my art on the street because I could prevent something–someone from doing something that obviously needs to stop in the world,” Devine said.