WELL! Last time we posted, we promised more about the Icicle Arts Recycled Art Fest that we attend the other weekend. We had a trashtastic time, hanging out with our fellow dumpster divers and dining out on decidedly non-dumpster diving fare (mmm, plantains and mole and other Latin food at South). On Friday night, there was a panel discussion about what is recycled art, the impact and ramifications of recycled art, and examples of how recycled art can influence a community, culture or the world.
We spent Friday and Saturday judging the recycled art entries, and on Saturday there were lots of workshops, including Marita Dingus’ “Recycled Little People,” Ruby Re-Usable’s “Project Throwaway,” and “Pop Can Whirly Gigs” with Ross P Beecher.
Sunday was the Trash to Fash Runway and Awards Show; two of her students’ pieces plus five of Ruby’s trashion fashions were the show’s finale. We regret that we did not take more pics (especially of the art that was on display), but the panel discussion and fashion show were both videotaped, and there is a catalog available of the recycled art show. More info at Icicle Arts and more pics on Ruby’s flickr HERE
MEANWHILE, Molly Gilmore at the Weekly Volcano has the scoop about the Zombie Trash Fashion Show that is happening this weekend as part of the Olympia Film Society’s What You Got Fest and Ruby will be there to cheer them on!
ALSO: Ruby has a few sculptures made from recycled materials included in an invitational group show at Blowing Sands Gallery this month in Ballard (Seattle, WA) and just sent off a few pieces to the juried artEAST RecyclArt Show in Issquah, WA that opens next month (more info and photos will be forth coming, stay tuned)