Springs Students Transform Dumpsters With Street Art

Durell Godfrey photos

Adam and Gail Baranello, a husband-and-wife artist team, spent five days recently working with Springs School students on an unlikely set of "canvases."

Their goal was to cover the school's 10 Dumpsters with the style of street art Mr. Baranello is known for. It was a project conceived by the owners of Mickey's Carting in Montauk, which owns the Dumpsters, after seeing the art on display at the Springs Mystery Art Sale lasts month.

The sale raises money for the school's Visiting Artists Program, through which local artists are brought to Springs to lead creative workshops with students. The program has brought dozens of artists to the school over the years.

Using Sharpie pens, the Baranello's sketched the outlines of the artwork on the Dumpsters and then invited students to fill them in using gallons of outdoor paint. Mr. Baranello likened the process to coloring in a coloring book.

Adam and Gail Baranello worked with Springs School students to decorate the school's Dumpsters.