An artist’s exhibition taking place on April 12 and 13 promises to provide illustration to the old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
The Trash - Formation Art Show, hosted by the Keremeos and District Arts Council, is currently seeking artists working in two and three dimension formats for the themed exhibition, which will celebrate the creation of art and upcycled items made by recycling materials.
“The exhibition ties in nicely with Earth Day, which takes place this year on Tuesday, April 22,” said KADAC member Judy Chisholm, who is assisting in the organization of the event.
The exhibition hopes to feature artists who have found inspiration from industrial, consumer, found or everyday materials that are no longer desired, needed or able to fulfill their original purpose.
Submissions must include a completed registration form, available from Judy Chisholm (250-499-6034) or at the KADAC website (www.KADAC.ca)
Submissions should also include a description of the art piece, including title, size, medium and price (if for sale).
All hanging art must have a wire attached for hanging. A bio of the artist that also describes the piece, including process and methodology, should be included on standard 8-1/2 by 11 binder paper.
Ballots for best entry in two categories - “Art” and “Repurposed” - will be awarded on Saturday, April 27 after 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
Chisholm said the exhibit will be the first of its kind in Keremeos. She got the idea after seeing a similar event in Hawaii.
“The idea behind the show is to encourage re-use in a creative way,” she said.