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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Environmentally Friendly Art Exhibit: Mesa Arts Center

The Green Connoisseur is fond of bringing you information about eco-friendly art, such as: Eco-friendly art combines two of the most wonderful things - eco-consciousness and creativity. That's why we'd like to point out that the 'Resurrected: Art of the Reclaimed Object' exhibition at the Mesa Arts Center will only be open for a few more days. If you live nearby or don't mind a bit of a journey, this is one exhibition you should see! Artists and Pieces The exhibition features more than 50 artists from 18 different states, and 55 of their reclaimed art creations. The pieces are either completely created from reclaimed materials or mostly created with recycled objects. For instance, mixed media specialist Jacki Orr's 'Looking for a Holy Place,' features empty cans, candy wrappers and even a rescued wreath. The materials used to create the works of art include found objects and objects that otherwise would have been destined for the trash pile. Taken from the Phoenix New Times: "Take, for example, Lilyana Bekic's Life Is Splendid, a life-size Victorian bustle skirt constructed from Splenda sugar-substitute wrappers. Bekic's craftsmanship is extraordinary. Each butter-yellow wrapper was slit with a surgeon's precision and emptied of its contents before being flattened and glued precisely to a stuffed, period "bum roll," which ladies of the era used to accentuate their, er, assets. The Splenda wrappers are a social commentary on our modern-day obsession with body image. It seems not much has changed except the means by which we reach our weight goals. Victorian women shrank their bodies with waist-cinching corsets and accentuated the positive with stuffed rolls. Today, we have Splenda and padded bras. It's a clever piece; witty, yet intellectual." - Wynter Holden When Does it End? The public has until August 9th to see the fun exhibition. Hours and times are: Tuesday-Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm, Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm To read more about the exhibit, check out the Phoenix New Times article. Photo Courtesy of

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Blogger Fru said...

Hi there!

i just wanted to say that the rig photo is one of my pieces, made of reclaimed magazine pages and beads, an I was thrilled to be included in this great exhibition!


9/06/2009 07:20:00 PM  

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