Look At All The Things That Can Be Done With “Trash”

discARTed runs through March

Back by popular demand, the discARTed Recycled Art Exhibition is open now through March 31 at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township.

Well over 200 pieces from more than 120 artists are featured in the second installment of this original exhibition, including a working motorcycle created from tractor parts, a 9-foot dragon created from recycled metal, a 6-foot owl created from miscellaneous recycled items, and a chaise lounge created from a shopping cart.

discARTed exhibit

Easily another 200 items are also available for sale in the gift shop!

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. Already this second exhibit’s public opening January 26 drew 350 people in just two hours!

band made from recycled materials
Entirely made from recycled materials

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.”

Painter's palette made entirely from recycled materials
Painter’s palette made entirely from recycled materials

“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.”

Some more fantastic pieces

The West Woods Nature Center is wheelchair/stroller accessible and open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, contact Teresa at 440-279-0882 or trunion@geaugaparkdistrict.org.

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.

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