Part 2 Recycled Art at the Crackedpots Art Fair July 24, 2012
One of the things that I enjoyed about my four hours at the recycled art fair was that my "question and answer and display" booth was right next to the Free Glean Pile! I got to watch the excitement of all the folks who gathered here to claim some free "thing" that had originally been gleaned from the Metro Transfer Station (the city dump). We five artists had helped to gather and donate things (the kinds of things that we knew we wouldn't be using in our art projects) and the board members did the same thing last weekend during their "gleaning weekend." The garden seeds that I had found several days ended up being quite a hit, but not those brand new t-shirts.
I think everyone was quite amazed at the quality and variety of stuff (new stuff) that was being given away at this booth...all of it actually having been recently thrown away at the dump.
Later in the afternoon, as three of the other artists arrived for their scheduled appointments at our booth, we paused for some quick photos:
From the left...Jen, me, Sarah and Chandra. Our last artist, Andrew arrived after I had left...we didn't get him in our group photo.
Jen, just setting up with some of her latest pieces, including a new wearable fashion made from crocheted video tape...pretty cool !