FESTIVALS & OUTDOOR EVENTS
5th Annual Trash-2-Art Competition/Exhibit
August 16, 2012
Trash to Treasure, Broward County’s “open to all” creative reuse center, is excited to announce our fifth annual “Trash-2-Art”, an innovative art competition and exhibit designed to spread the word about the importance of reducing consumption and reusing materials in celebration of Planet Earth. Trash to Treasure, which opened in May 2007, is a 501-c 3 not-for-profit organization operating a Reuse Center bursting...
Trash to Treasure, Broward County’s “open to all” creative reuse center, is excited to announce our fifth annual “Trash-2-Art”, an innovative art competition and exhibit designed to spread the word about the importance of reducing consumption and reusing materials in celebration of Planet Earth. Trash to Treasure, which opened in May 2007, is a 501-c 3 not-for-profit organization operating a Reuse Center bursting with potential treasures which would have been thrown away by businesses and residents if not for the Center. According to Executive Director Casey Eckels, "Trash 2 Art demonstrates the creative potential of resources we have literally all around us that can be used to produce art that is interesting, educational, and beautiful. We as a community need to rethink what we have in our own backyard. Our goal is to use our imagination while honoring resources available in abundance.”
The exhibition runs from August 13th to September 7th at JM Family Enterprise Gallery at ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. The opening reception will be Thursday, August 16th, from 6 to 8 PM. Complimentary refreshments, including a wine bar, live music will be provided by Richard Brookens & Yellow Bell Music. Monetary prizes will be awarded for category winners for students (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12), amateur artist and professional artist. There will also be a “People’s Choice” award based on voting at the reception.
Sponsors this year include, Music/Art/Love, Green Scene Consulting, Wise Well Women, Inc, Nubarter, Cheryl Miller, detourbutterfly, Choice Environmental Systems, Drawing Conclusions, Advanced Productions, Inc., Emerald Isle Recycling, Dettman Apartments, Le Bistro, and Whole Foods – Fort Lauderdale.
The“Trash-2-Art”competition is open to South Florida residents with judging based on the creative reuse of a variety of materials. Entries are welcome from children, K-12, amateur artists and professional artists. Registration forms for “Trash-2-Art” can be found on the Center’s website www.trash2treasurefl.org. For non-members, the entrance fee is $50 for adults and $25 for children who are not members. For T2T members, the fee is $25 adults and $15 for children. Register by August 4th and get $5 off the entry fee.
Trash to Treasure is located at 1100 NW 53rd Street in Fort Lauderdale. The Center also offers workshops to educators and others looking for new ways to creatively re-use materials. Current items available in the Center’s warehouse include scrap metal, tile, glass, art supplies, varieties of paper, yards of rich fabrics, wallpaper books, computer disks and CDs, costume jewelry, buttons, tiles, caps, beads, and so much more. Check out the website at www.trash2treasurefl.org/materials.php to see more or call 1-888-828-8242.