Tonight was the very cool Trash Into Treasure art exhibit premiere down on Market Street. The exhibit was sponsored by SMART Art, and ended up getting over 700 submissions. They offered 20 different “finalists” the chance to be included in a gallery for a month, and the Plastic Wave was one of them. Of course, Kathleen and I were really siked to be included in the select group. Tonight was definitely memorable; the creativity behind the different pieces in the exhibit was staggering.
The social scene was excellent. I got to see a bunch of old friends from the Kill the Spill days, and had a great time catching up with the Story of Stuff’s creator Annie Leonard, who was one of the judges for the contest. (We spent a good deal of time swapping stories about how it felt to be in the New York Times.) I even met the guy who made the video itself, which as a moviemaker was quite neat, and he totally remembered and loved my class’ video. Ah, the connections.
But I’m getting distracted from the main event: the art pieces. I snapped a couple of pictures of some of the best ones, and I hope you enjoy the pictures.
In the meantime, the exhibit is up for the next month. It’s totally worth checking out! It’s basically at the corner of Franklin and Market, and is called the Lincart Gallery. You may not be able to get current access to all the exhibits, but ask, b/c he more industrial room has some definite winners.
The SMART Art contest site has been recently updated with pictures and artist statements from the winners. They are definitely worth checking out here.