Andre Cooper

Youth turn trash into treasure

Youth turn trash into treasure

Teens at the Children's Home in Catonsville say they are recycling their lives and using art to illustrate their journey.

After months of workshops where they turned the ordinary into objets d'art, they have put together an exhibit that will raise funds for the home's capital campaign. Faces – 2012, an evening of wine, art and jazz is set for Wednesday at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.

Organizers promise "a compelling display of resident artwork showcasing hopes, dreams and talents." Fledgling artists chose recyclable items for their...