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Past Exhibit

Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art

April 23 – May 30

Main Gallery

Opening Reception: April 23, 5-8pm

Installation by Barbara DePirro

Exhibit Sponsored by Rubantino Refuse Removal, Inc.

Red Bend, Julia Haak

Upcycled Style: Trash Fashion Show on May 2, 7pm

As we all look for ways to be better stewards of the environment, the artists participating in Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art are turning to junk stores, second-hand shops, trash bins and surplus venues to satisfy their urge to create and save our beautiful planet. 

The result is an amazing selection of whimsical, sculptural and contemplative artwork for this "trashy" exhibit. Lamps and clocks made from corrugated cardboard, baskets, hats, purses and life-size people made from plastic bags, masks and sculptures from old typewriters, and much more.

Though these artists come from widely diverse backgrounds, they all share a common bond: they take throwaways and transform them into objects of renewed beauty, utility and meaning. Each of them sees potential where others only see useless junk.

The Handbasket, Karen Hackenberg

Participating artists include: Staci Adman, Sarah Allen, Dona Anderson, Jules Anslow, Jim Arrabito, Ross Palmer Beecher, Aline Bloch, Mary Ellen Bowers, Eric Brown, Susan Brendon, Jody Cain, Alana Coleman, Barbara De Pirro, Lynn DiNino, Marita Dingus, Amy Duncan, Claire Farabee, Roxy Gesler, Stuart Gullstrand, Julia Haack, Karen Hackenberg, Terra Holcomb, Katherine Holzknecht, Jan Hopkins, Susie Howell, Wendy Huhn, Peggy Hunt, Gay Jensen, Gale Johansen, Kristol Jones, Diane Kurzyna aka Ruby Re-Usable, Alice Larson, Stephen Lestat, Lucy Mae Martin, Danny Mangold, Lin McJunkin, Russ Morgan, Randy Morris, Thor Myhre, Keith Pace, Evan Peterson, Stan Price, Rainere Rainere, Lisa Rhoades, Joe Rossanno, Graham Schodda, Britni Jade Smith, Victoria & Ron Smith, Denise Snyder, Christine Stoll, Pat Tassoni, Joe Walker, Sylvia White, Laurie Williams, Heather Wilson, Tonnie Wolfe, Monica Ann Guerrero Yocom, and many more.

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