Geauga Park District Offers an Afternoon of Upcycled Art Making for All Ages

Sat 3/2 @1-4PM

Upcycled art has been all the rage for in recent years, offering a plentiful supply of raw material for work and making a commitment to reducing the amount of stuff that goes into the waste stream.

The Geauga Park District is making its contribution with its discARTed Recycled Art Exhibition at its West Woods Nature Center, with more than 200 works on display, including functional items, decorative work and youth art, all made from found and/or discarded materials.

DiscARTed is a challenge to the community to ‘think outside the trash can,’ utilizing cast-off materials in the creation of decorative and functional artwork,” says Geauga Parks District special events coordinator Teresa Runion in the event press release. “Works created from recycled materials are carriers of memory and history, containing vestiges of their former function into new art. The possibilities for raw materials are endless!”

The exhibit opens Sun 2/17 and will be on view through Mon 4/15. Sat 3/2 @ 1-4pm is discARTed Family Day, when people of all ages can stop by to make-and-take items such as planters, flowers and jewelry from recycled materials, check out the exhibit and enjoy some refreshments. It’s free and no registration is required.

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