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That’s Trashy! June 6, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Travel & Leisure.

At the Tampa Bay Living Green Expo, we toured an amazing art gallery filled with . . . TRASH.

Trash that had been transformed to TREASURE.

The Trashy Art Student Exhibition, a juried exhibit, with CASH (for TRASH) prizes, made us smile from ear to ear.

If you’re looking for a fun project for the kids this summer, consider making some Trash Art.

Take ordinary objects from around the house and re-purpose them . . .

Turning trash and recyclables into ingenious works of art. 

* Save Money on Art Supplies.

* Help save the Environment.

* Encourage kids to think outside the box . . . while reducing, reusing, and recycling the box.

Visit Kids Korner for a few more ideas on crafting a sustainable future.

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1. Richard W Scott - June 6, 2010

When I was growing up, back in the black and white days, we used to call it “found art”, but the ideas was very much the same.

Cool post.

nrhatch - June 6, 2010

I wanted to buy the paper mache cat . . . so awesome!

I enjoy making something from “nothing” ~ from leftovers and odds and ends . . . from bits of this and a snip of that.

Much more fun than putting together a kit by following instructions.

2. Joanne - June 6, 2010

Viva la Creative Mind…!
Have you visited Etsy yet…?
Amazing art and repurposed items there…!
I’m just getting started…

nrhatch - June 6, 2010

I did! I posted a reply to you on Living Expo:

Joanne ~ The skirts and halter and so cool. Little small for me, perhaps, but so creative.

Good luck with your new endeavor. What a great way to spend your summer break from school . . . retooling denim and mens ties. : )

3. theonlycin - June 7, 2010


nrhatch - June 7, 2010

Some of the pieces astounded us.

All of them made me want to go home and make some pop art from found objects.

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