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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 →

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 →

Oly Arts Walk: recycle art review

"Salvage" nest by Cynthia Salazar and Joe Batt

Well, the weather for the Spring Olympia Arts Walk weekend was cold and damp mixed with rain and a little hail and then some rainbows, the usual Northwest fickle spring … not very conducive for wandering around admiring art.  However, … Continue reading →

Olympia Earth Day Arts Walk

Ruby Re-Usable (w/friend Linda C) and her shopping cart of repurposed plastic bag flower fascinators

Happy Oly Arts Walk!  Olympia Arts Walk brings out the creativity in our citizens, and every year more folks are working with trash/recycled materials to make amazing art.  Here is a preview: Thurston County solid waste educator Carrie Ziegler and … 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 →