discARTed opens January 26, runs through March
Back by popular demand, the discARTed Recycled Art Exhibition will return to Geauga County from January 26 through March 31 and kicks off with an all-ages exhibition opening on Saturday, January 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township
Join participating regional artists this night to view their unique artwork created from discarded/found material and enjoy live music and refreshments.
Geauga Park District’s first discARTed exhibit, which ran November 2009 through January 2010 and showcased more than 100 artists and 200 pieces, attracted close to 10,000 visitors and amped up awareness of sustainability and recycling on a regional level.
“The discARTed show is a challenge to the community to ‘think outside the trash can,'” said Teresa Runion, special events coordinator, “utilizing cast-off materials in the creation of decorative and functional artwork.
Works created from recycled materials are carriers of memory, containing vestiges of their former function into the new art pieces.
“The possibilities for raw materials are endless, as is the potential for artwork being created. Visitors are drawn to the mystery of what has been created and are delighted with the unique artwork they will find. There were numerous requests to offer this exhibition again from visitors to the show as well as artists wishing to exercise their talent further.”
The West Woods Nature Center is wheelchair/stroller accessible. For more information, contact Teresa at 440-279-0882 or email@example.com.
The discARTed Recycled Art Exhibition will run daily through March 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Want a couple other ways to enjoy discARTed? Mark these programs on your calendar:
DiscARTed Family Day on Saturday, February 23
“Scrap” Book-Making Workshop on Wednesday, March 20 (fee: $12, registration required).
Learn more online.
Geauga Park District Foundation would like to thank Waste Management for sponsoring this second installation of discARTed, and is excited to promote community outreach and sustainable practices through the arts.