Seeing as though a number of kids currently going to shows (as well as many alumni) have come from Eastern High School here in Jefferson Co., I thought it’d be a good thing to share that again this year, Eastern’s art students are competing in the 2012 Vans Custom Culture competition. The competition, as you can read below, gives students a pair of vans and lets them draw/paint/whatever on them to personalize them. It may seem a bit ‘Anarchy for sale’ to some people, but the winning school gets $50,000 for their art program!! That’s a pretty awesome prize for many schools, including Eastern, who have had their budgets cut to nothing in the past decade. Unless you’re a total prick, you should be able to get behind that. Eastern is the only Kentucky school to make it to the final 50 out of over 1,000 schools, according to art teacher Mrs. Hamilton-Cooper. You can view the submissions below, and read an article on the project that Mrs. Hamilton-Cooper sent along for more info.