Recycling is great, but recycling with art is better!

Recycled Matters exhibit (ladies+art)

Lovely ladies lookin’s at lovely art.

Recycled Matters exhibit (2 brothers)

I love these guys.

Recycled Matters exhibit (hanging mobile)

Computer parts get turned into a flashy mobile.

The Recycled Matter(s) exhibit at the Lexington Art League is drawing to a close, which means that the “4th Friday” Gallery Hop in Lexington tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 24th) is one of the last chances to see it in full swing! It runs through Sept 2nd, so if you’re in the area, you know what to do! The exhibit opening reception was last month on July 27th. (Whew—and what a really great time we had!)

Among the fabulous selection of recycling-themed works by locals artists is my “Plastic Ball Gown”–a women’s size 5 historical gown, made from sheets of recycled blue plastic and displayed with a corset made from 225 mustard packets. Please visit the Lexington Art League’s website for more info about the show, or visit my Blog post to read more about the actual artwork that I’ve contributed to this exhibit.

As I said, the opening was a blast, with lots of music, general silliness, and a great crowd. Everyone had a different favorite artwork…for instance, our youngest loved a very large (think “filling up half of your living room” large) hanging mobile. Each section had a natural wooden weight paired with a metal weight, and they were placed so that they perfectly balanced each other. The woods used were beautiful. I believe the artist was Russell Deedes Lloyd. And did I mention that it was ginormous?

My brother-in-law raved over Paula Whitaker’s The Alien Meets the Mermaid, a creative mixed-media/found object diorama with great narrative potential.

On October 13th ’07, the Lexington Art League will host “Art Fever” which includes a reverse raffle of the artworks on display. I’ll be donating a work of art to this exhibit, so stay tuned for more details about this event!