Trashtastic in Tacoma
We here at Olympia Dumpster Divers are always happy when art made from throwaway and/or recyclable materials is mentioned in the media in a positive way; we especially like to celebrate recycled art from the Pacific Northwest. So when the local weekly arts and entertainment rag reviews a recycled art show in Tacoma, we stand up and shout “RE-yah!” and then link it HERE
So thank you Paul Schrag for writing about the latest exhibit at the EnviroHouse, even though we have no idea what your lead paragraph is referencing:
Trash art has gone eco. We“™re not talking the kind of trash art that emerged out of Baltimore in the late “˜80s, or the self-indulgent wallowing you“™ll find in emo-goth basement dives. This is trash on a mission.
If anyone has a clue as to what was happening in Baltimore in the late ’80’s, please leave a comment!
art by Lucy Carpenter, photo by Paul Schrag
Meanwhile, Rosemary Ponnekanti of the Tacoma News Tribune GO Arts gave a shout out to our friend Barbara De Pirro; check out more pics of Barbara’s latest crocheted plastic bag creations HERE and HERE
art by Barbara De Pirro, photo by William Brody
The Seattle Times just reviewed “Heaven and Earth,” the Center on Contemporary Art’s exhibit of temporary outdoor sculpture at Carkeek Park, which includes Barbara De Pirro’s crocheted plastic bags installation pictured above; read all about it HERE