4th Friday Prescott Art Walk
The 3 Rs Show; Recycle, Reuse, Reinvent!
March 23rd will be the opening of Arts Prescott Co-op Gallery’s show called the 3Rs.
This show will showcase local artist making the choice to use at least 50% materials
that are recycled or reused to reinvent their own artistic creations. These reusable
materials can be part of the process making the art or materials that found in the
construction of the piece. We are very excited to feature a variety of mediums in this
show. Many co-op members will also take on the challenge to create this form of
sustainable art, while inviting more then 7 other local Arizona artists to participate.
We all know the importance of recycling and trying to do our part in creating less
waste that ends up in the landfills that are already over flowing. According to a
study put out by the EPA in 2014 the average person produces 4.4 pounds of waste
a day, with 2.3 of those pounds ending up in the landfill. Recycling programs and
individual consciousness has lead the way to the 34% of waste now being recycled.
For artists this can take on a whole different mission then just using the blue bins
each week. Artist can start thinking about these discarded items as materials to use
in the creation of their visionary art. More and more artists are hitting salvage yards,
thrift stores and pulling over while driving to discover great treasures discarded on
the sides of roads. These materials are being reinvented into beautiful artwork to be
enjoyed by all.
Prescott is no stranger to this mission to reuse materials in our art community.
Prescott Creeks, a local non-profit organization, for many years sponsored a great
art auction showing local artists creations with the trash collected from their annual
“Clean-Up” of our local waterways. Prescott’s own Tis Gallery also has a show each
year for artists to incorporate “Found Objects” into their work. It doesn’t always
have to be trash that is considered in this form of art. Many antique or vintage
pieces that no longer serve their original purpose find their way into new creations.
People are starting to take notice that there is still beauty in these abandoned
materials and old scrapped waste.
Arts Prescott Co-op Gallery wanted to have this show run through Earth Day, held
on April 22, a day that the world takes a pause to consider supporting the efforts of
environmental protection. We hope this show allows people to see the opportunities
in reusing materials that can be recycled and reinvented into new art that can live
on and find a new home. Please join us for the opening of this this exciting,
innovative show on 4th Friday Art Walk, March 23rd, from 5-8pm.
March 23 – April 24, 2018
Artist Reception Opening Night from 5-8pm with snacks and drinks!