Titanic effort benefits the rescue mission

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Students in MRHS scupture class created The Titanic with cans destined for Atlantic City Rescue Mission is featured at Noyes Museum. Students in MRHS scupture class created The Titanic with cans destined for Atlantic City Rescue Mission is featured at Noyes Museum

LINWOOD – The Titanic sails again. However, this replica of the ill-fated ocean liner will no doubt arrive at its ultimate destination.

Students created a model of the Titanic – and an iceberg –entirely out of canned goods collected at MainlandRegionalHigh School for donation to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Student Council organized the can drive, which netted more than a thousand cans.

The sculpture, which was docked for a time in the school lobby, is the work of art students in Lauren Comisky’s sculpture class. It was designed during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in November and reassembled at the Noyes Museum in Galloway for exhibit through the end of January, where it is part of the “Finding Home” exhibit, which features paintings and photographs of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission’s clients. 

Students brainstormed ideas for how to construct a large-scale assemblage using the donated cans, then narrowed it down to six choices and voted on them. The Titanic was the winner. It took three hours to assemble the sculpture, according to Comisky.

Students who participated were Matthew Barrella, Arien Bergeron, Alexander Bolin, Brandon Booth, Amber Bortner, Kevin Brady, Emmely Burgos, Myrka Castillo, Megan Chipley, Ashley Dumont, Ryan Edwards, Katharine Haas, Morgan Lemma, Max Lewkowski, Catherine Maciolek, Nicole Mammucari, Rachel Nevins, Alexis Pell, Kathleen Renda, Gianmarie Rico, Jenna Santoro, Joseph Sheahan and Abigail Ucci. 


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