Exhibition creates wonder from waste

January 21, 2014 by  

The Reduce, Reuse, Re-imagine Exhibition shows how artisans have for generations taken used products and turned them into something else that is useful or decorative. The museum may have promoted this exhibition by using such techniques as brochure and postcard printing to share information about its plans with people from the community.

Using creativity and a vast imagination, plus some ingenuity, artists have repurposed cast away materials to create a new life for them as part of art displays. Artists showing in this exhibition have taken their traditional art forms one-step further and used them to engage in a zero waste program and philosophy.

Articles found in this exhibition have been collected from the waste items of residents and businesses and has been reimaged into original, delightful, enticing, and thought-provoking masterpieces to show others how to go about controlling Earth’s finite resources.

This exhibition was made possible through a grant from the Santa Clara University’s (SCU) Sustainable Resources Initiative. The show features the work of 10 professional artists, as well as SCU students. Various media have been used to promote the way we think about waste as part of the display.

This exhibition is free for viewing, and will be happening on Thursday, January 23, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the De Saisset Museum located at 500 El Camino Real in Santa Clara, California. To learn more about the artists, or the exhibition, please visit the De Saisset Museum website or call its office.