Last Chance to See Two Trashtastic Art Shows

Ruby Re-Usable sitting next to her plastic bag and tape sculpture, Mother and Child/Plastic Is Not Healthy for Babies and Other Living Things

There are two excellent group exhibits here in the Pacific Northwest that showcase art from recycled materials, and both are ending soon: Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art exhibit at the Schack Art Center in Everett (April 23 – May 30, 2015) … Continue reading →

Steve Jensen’s Art Boats

Viking Bot by Steve Jensen

Last Friday, Olympia Dumpster Divers attended the Percival Landing sculpture exhibit kick off party here in Olympia, WA.  It was a lovely little reception at the Harbor House, where chips and dips and non-alcoholic beverages were served and ballots passed … Continue reading →

More Marita Dingus at Northwest African American Museum

Marita at NWAM 2014-04-30 11.53.23

We went up to Seattle the other week with our friend and idol, the Queen of the recycled art scene, Marita Dingus, to see her latest exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum.  The exhibition, entitled Marita Dingus: At Home, includes … Continue reading →

Have a Trash-free New Year

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne? Still our favorite art from recycled materials blog: Art for Housewives And still our favorite trash blog: everydaytrash More Favorites: Lady … Continue reading →

Marita Dingus: Trash Fashion, Trash Art, and Trashed Art

Remember back in May when we posted about the mavericks made from recycled materials that the McClure Middle School 7th graders created with Marita Dingus and Ruby Re-Usable?  We promised an update when they were installed.  Well … it never … Continue reading →

‘Opala Art in Hawai’i

Primo beer can ukulele by Patrick Inouye at Volcano Art Center

Aloha!  While on vacation on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Ruby Re-Usable saw some art made from ‘opala (Hawaiian for trash): We went to Studio 7 Fine Arts Gallery and got a tour of Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa, … Continue reading →

Recycle Art: Marita Dingus and Mar Goman and ODD 6th BD!

Marita Dingus hanging figures at Francine Seders Gallery photo by liesel lund

The 6th birthday of Olympia Dumpster Divers is this Friday, July 13.  We started the blog as a way to tell the story of “Ephemeral Folks,” Ruby Re-Usable’s HERE TODAY temporary art installation project for the City of Olympia in … Continue reading →

Wonderful Whirligig Workshop

Ross trying on her whirligig

Wondering what we here at Olympia Dumpster Divers have been up to?  Well, one of the wonderful things we did lately was venture up north to Hutch Studio in La Conner, WA, where we participated in Chris Theiss’ whirligig workshop, … Continue reading →