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Deja Vu Recycled Art Show

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Deja Vu Recycled Art Show

Time: November 7, 2009 from 10am to 4pm
Location: YES Cinema and Conference Center
Street: 400 Jackson Street
City/Town: Columbus
Website or Map: http://kid-at-art.com/htdoc/d…
Phone: 812-379-1630
Event Type: recycled, art, show, and, environmental, event
Organized By: Marilyn J. Brackney
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2016

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Event Description

Broken toys, yesterday's newspaper, and china shards may seem like trash to most, but in the hands of professionals, they can be transformed into beautiful art and fine crafts. On Saturday, November 7, those in the Columbus area will see such work when they attend the fifth annual Deja Vu All Over Again Recycled Art Show.

Held at Yes Cinema located at 4th and Jackson Streets in downtown Columbus, Indiana, the show will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Seventeen artists from throughout the state were invited to display their work, which includes mosaics, jewelry, metal sculpture, furniture, marbling, handmade paper, and fiber arts.

Some of the more unusual entries are those of Bloomington artists Nick McGill and Susie Seligman. Reusing old machine parts, McGill transforms them into unusual candlesticks, and Seligman turns auction and flea market finds into whimsical chairs and sofas.

Also from Bloomington, Martina Celerin, whose work was featured on HGTV, will show her spectacular weavings. Many who have toured the "Back Roads of Brown County" will recognize Chris Gustin's rag rugs, and Danville's Megan Winn will display handmade journals created from old hardback books.

Several artists who are clients of Stone Belt, a central Indiana organization that provides education and support for individuals with disabilities, will be represented in this year's show. Working in a variety of media, clients paint in watercolor, and they reuse scrap materials to create mosaics and handmade cards.

Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District, Columbus Area Arts Council, and the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center, this free event is held in celebration of America Recycles Day. All the art and fine crafts were created by reusing and recycling solid waste. The show's purpose is to demonstrate that such work is just as interesting and equal in quality to that made of new materials. In fact, recycled art is becoming collectible, and it's often exhibited in fine galleries and shows across the nation.

In addition to the art show, the Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation is sponsoring a Shred-a-Thon from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Speedy Shred, a local document disposal company, will provide shredding boxes for papers and security certificates for those wishing to use the service. A donation of $5 per container is requested, and participants may bring up to two, legal-sized boxes of documents. Funds raised will be given to the School Foundation to help support its programs.

A free movie entitled Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home will be shown in one of the theaters at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. About a Canadian family, this entertaining film tracks the McDonalds as they discover how much trash they generate during a three-month period. Family members also learn where their garbage goes and the the toll it takes on the environment and natural resources just to dispose of it.

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