Cleland also has painted a pier under I-64 as well as a mural on the city's East End. He also worked on a tile mosaic on Washington Street West.
Other rain barrel workshops will be held at Cato Park on the city's West Side from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 1; at Capitol Market from 3 to 5 p.m. May 19; and at Kanawha City Elementary School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 29.
Anyone wishing to register for the workshops can call 304-926-0499 ext. 1098 or email tomi.m.bergst...@wv.gov.
The city office is holding the workshops in cooperation with the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Bays hopes to have eight to 12 of the artist-designed trashcans placed along Kanawha Boulevard from Haddad Riverfront Park to Magic Island by mid-May.
The trashcans will not only add another artistic element to Kanawha Boulevard, but they will also serve as a place for people to dispose of their trash and recyclables, Bays said.
"It's a way to add a little pizzazz to the boulevard," she said.
Well-known utilitarian artist and landscape architect Gary Lehman of Chicago designed the receptacles, Bays said.
Lehman's design, which depicts the meandering contours of the West Virginia hills, was selected from about 10 designs that were submitted to the selection committee, Bays said.
One reason for the selection of Lehman's design was its contemporary look, she said.
FestivALL obtained a grant from the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation to pay for the trashcan project. The entire budget for the project is $8,000, Bays said.
Lehman received $1,000 for his design. The rest will be used to pay for fabrication of the receptacles.