Okay, so this is Olympia Dumpster Divers, but there is not much to say about our recycled art activities right now. The Olympia Free Wall, on the other, has been happening, so make sure you check it out.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, Portland is the place to be for recycled art this summer:
There is the 5th Annual Iron Artist Sculpt-Off, with 10 teams of artists reusing materials in a timed competition to create recycled art masterpieces and help raise money for SCRAP, happening August 25.
Junk to Funk has a call to artists for the 2nd Annual Recycled Fashion Contest at the Wonder Ballroom. Rayona Visqueen and Nancy Judd flashed their trash on the runway last year, and Ruby Re-Usable intends to join those trashy ladies this time, and you should, too!
Cheryl Lohrmann has invited Ms. Re-Usable to be part of Leave No Plastic Behind part 2, a traveling art exhibit involving a community of conscientious individuals who agree to save every piece of non-curbside recyclable plastic for a period of three months and then transform it from mere waste into works of art.
George the Junkileptic and Ruby Re-Usable have re-art in the Tossed and Found show, which is currently traveling around Portland until December 2007.
Trudes Tango recommends Redux, which is a gallery of contemporary crafts that have in some way been reclaimed or reinvented through the use of recycled materials.
AND up north in Everett, the Simply Recycling Art Show at the Arts of Snohomish Gallery is happening this month, with goddesses of recycled art such as Kim Groff-Harrington and Rebecca DeVere.
Don’t forget about the Recycled Art Show at the EnviroHouse in Tacoma, open now through September 21, 2007.
Last but not least, the Frye Art Museum in Seattle has Anxious Objects: Willie Cole’s Favorite Brands, until September 3, 2007. In conjunction with this exhibit, Marita Dingus is teaching a mixed recycled media workshop this week, and Ruby Re-Usable visits the class on Friday, when New Jersey recycled artist Willie Cole will be there for the Artist Conversation series. Can’t wait to talk NJ trash with Willie!