Recology hosts exhibition for artists-in-residence who promote recycling and reuse

Recology logoRecology’s stunning art exhibit at San Francisco Airport is, alas, long gone. Those of us fortunate enough to have seen it can attest to the remarkable creativity of the artists, turning what had been trash into fascinating and often beautiful works of recycled art.

Tonight and tomorrow (Saturday, January 25th), if you’re going to be in or near San Francisco, you’ll get a chance to meet some Recology’s Artists-in-Residence at an exhibition and reception/ This exhibition is the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse.

The glory of a tool is seldom judged by its handle by Yula Pinkusevich

The Glory of a Tool is Seldom Judged by its Handle by Yula Pinkusevich, one of Recology’s artists-in-residence

The exhibition and reception will take place at the Art Studio at 503 Tunnel Avenue and the Environmental Learning Center Gallery at 401 Tunnel Avenue in San Francisco. The reception tonite goes until 9pm and Saturday from 1-3pm. There will be an additional viewing date next Tuesday, January 25th from 5-7pm, followed by an Artists Panel discussion at 7pm.

Since 1990, Recology’s Artist in Residence Program in San Francisco has encouraged the conservation of natural resources while instilling a greater appreciation for art and the environment in children and adults. This one-of-a-kind program enables artists to work in studio space on site for four months, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public about reuse and their residency experiences.

Over one-hundred professional Bay Area artists have completed residencies. Applications are accepted for this special program annually in August.

All the above are free and open to the public. For more details or directions, you can contact Recology at 415 330-1415 or via email at dmunk@recology.com.

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