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 →

Upcycled Style Trash Fashion Show at the Schack Art Center

Lana Landfill, Ruby Re-Usable, Lova Landfill, and  Lena Landfill

Lana is wearing "Go-go Organic," Lova is in "Plastic Bag Blues," and Lena is modeling "Six-pack Princess," all designed by Ruby

We promised you pics from the Upcycled Style Trash Fashion Show at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA, and we intend to keep our promise! As guest curator/co-producer, Ruby Re-Usable had her hands full and therefore does not have … Continue reading →

“The Girls” by Marita Dingus

Marita Dingus at Traver Gallery 2015
NIGERIAN GIRLS, edition of 100 (detail)

Marita Dingus‘ latest art exhibit, The Girls, is at Traver Gallery until March 28.  Marita continues her fearless exploration of recycled materials in this fierce display of female figures of the African Diaspora that range in size from 6 1/2 … Continue reading →

Au Revoir, Matter Gallery

Matter Gallery is closing at the end of the month.  Matter has been part of the recycle art scene since September 2009, featuring art work made from repurposed, upcycled, and/or sustainable materials created by artists up and down the west … Continue reading →

Have a Trashionable New Year

"junk jewelry" by Ruby Re-Usable, made with cat food can pull tabs and pop tops

So as this is an end-of-the-year post, we thought we would reflect on this past year while looking forward to the next.  For me, Ruby Re-Usable, the thing that stands out the most is Trash Fashion.  I am eagerly anticipating … Continue reading →

Art from Rubbish by Michelle Reader

Fox recycled art sculpture by Michele Reader

Since 1997, Michelle Reader has been working to make recycled materials into sculptures, often incorporating mechanical elements such as the working parts of toys and clocks. Her materials come from city dumps, roadsides, and thrift shops, and include both household and industrial … Continue reading →

Guerrilla Recycled Art in Olympia

Second-hand Sid sits with Guerrilla Man sculpture in the woods

Olympia Dumpster Divers first read about Guerrilla Man in The Weekly Volcano (Hanging with the Mysterious Artist Guerrilla Man) back in November 2013. The Volcano named his work “Best Guerrilla Art” in Olympia 2014.  Then King 5 Evening News Magazine followed … 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 →