For years now, artist Cindy Pease Roe has been making small pieces of art such as wreathes out of discarded pieces of plastic she would find walking down North Fork beaches.
She recently decided to use that technique to help students learn about the consequences of litter and the importance of recycling for a project currently showcased at the Roe and students spent several hours of the course of the past few weeks collecting litter, sorting it into different groups and creating the final project — a 5-foot sculpture of a fish complied of the material.
“I loved doing this project,” Roe said. “About three years ago I noticed how much litter was on the beach and I’d always wanted to do a larger piece. The school got behind the idea of the fish, the work of the students will culminate in this project and a science fair.”
The opening for the show as part of “Hops for Habitat” featuring the fish made of litter happens Saturday at the brewery at 6 p.m., and a follow-up workshop about happens Sunday May 6 from 10 a.m. to noon.