Resource Center Artists Paint Cemetery Trash Cans

One of five trash cans painted in Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown as part of the Resource Center's "Pickin' Club." Each of the cans were painted using a different theme. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

This summer the Resource Center’s “Pickin’ Club” painted five trash cans for Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown.

The cans, each displaying a different theme, have been placed throughout the cemetery in theme inspired locations. The “Pickin’ Club” at the Resource Center, turns recycled items into works of colorful and imaginative art pieces. Often, these works of art are sold with the proceeds going back into purchasing supplies and other items to be reimagined.

Robin Kestler is the activity leader who oversees the work of the club. With the assistance of Susan Gutierrez, art teacher/art coordinator of the Creations Art Program, the club spent many hours designing, laying out and painting Lake View’s trash cans.

The themes and locations of the cans are as follows:

¯ A red, white and blue, sponge painted design has been placed at Soldier’s Circle.

¯ A pink can with red hearts, proclaiming, “I Love Lucy,” has been placed near the Lucille Ball gravesite.

¯ A black can with gold colored music notes and score has been placed near the resting place of Ebba Goranson; long time director of the Jamestown High School a cappella choir.

¯ A stunning green field and blue sky with white puffy clouds and multi colored butterflies is located near the cemetery’s new infant section, north of Marvin Parkway.

¯ And finally, a four season’s themed can occupies a space just inside the cemetery gate across from Prendergast Avenue.

The Lake View Cemetery Association would like to thank the Resource Center, the “Pickin’ Club” members, and Robin and Sue for their wonderful creations, their time and energy to help brighten the cemetery grounds.