Inguna Gremzde: Detail of Landscape for Emergency (2012), oil paintings in 64 upcycled plastic bottle caps
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Landscape for Emergency plastic-cap oil paintings. $90 ea.
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Thank You Larry Forte for the 10th anniversary adaption of Laura Floyd's original 2002 ATHICA logo!
Tiberiu Chelcea, Bucket Fill (Violet) (2011), monoprints made using circuit boards,
collage on canvas, 36" x 36"
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Trashion Fashion Show
with celebrity judges
A participatory conducted
Improv MUSIC event:
Pico Dorado- Scott Bazar
with co-host Killick
$6 suggested donation
4:00 - 6:30 pm
Dreaming it out of the
Presentations, Film Screening
& Panel Discussion with local
Proprietor; Junk South
former mayor on her personal foam ban
A-CC Waste Reduction Administrator
NE GA EarthShip
St. Gregory's Tithing with Trash
Diana E. Lee
Filmaker, Upcyling in Action
+ others TBA
Moderated by Assistant Curator, Katie Faulkner
Followed by a reception with participants
Thursday: 6-7: Walk & Talk
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Curators & artists such as Reid McCallister & Noah Saunders will lead an informal tour of the exhibit.
The Fan-trash-tic Transformations Festival
1:00 - 6:00 pm
$6 / $9 per family sugg. donation.
Includes instruction & materials.
Sage Rogers, Education Coordinator
1:00 Funtrashy Workshops:
Tons of arty fun
Pops gourmet popsicle
- Bring your
hard-to-recycle items to our
porch for collection by
Flor. bulbs, mercury devices,
electronics (no TV's)
- Bring &
swap old clothes for others,
learn how to sew 'em into
2:00 BikeAthens - Roving repair &
bike recycling crew on porch
- Joseph Had a
Taback, read by David Z. Saltz
South Swap - Score
free art materials
& info about
their new artists' materials
Entomology Club -
Bugs Who Recycle
of BikeAthens repair shop
4:30 La Great Junk-Off Judging
Objects created in 48 hours
from mystery materials
by Junk South by
Upcycle Exhibition Artist
Jamison Edgar, Jourdan Joly,
Doug Makemson, Reid
Mark Callahan, Artistic
Director, ICE; Chris Caswall,
Proprietor, Junk South;
Gretchen Elsner, Fabric Artist;
Katherine McQueen, ATHICA
Board President; Brian Smith,
workshops & popsicle sales
Great Junk-Off Awards
6:00 CLOSE of Festival
Buster Booth Company presents
PHOTO-BOT, the latest in retro-technology:
90's laptop, flea market camera, and leftover electronic components
make this photo booth both upcycled and unique. Armed with the powers of
the past and present, this device will print your photo strip and enable you to share them with your internet friends.
|Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
- Sunday, June 24th, 2012
...dreaming it out of the waste stream
Curator: Lizzie Zucker Saltz
| Assistant Curator: Katie Faulkner
|Featured Artist - Reid McCallister: Bird with Tractor (After Braque) (2012), construction debris
||David Hamlow: Detail of Pulse, (1998-2012),
mylar snack bags
is distinct from recycling in that no energy is expended returning
materials to a raw form to be used in the production of new objects;
existing products are rescued from the waste stream to find new life as marketable products or fine art objects through creative re-use.
Joni Younkins-Herzog, Pollen Count, upcycled Tempur-pedic and urethane foam, vinyl, filament
focuses on finding use for production waste that cannot be recycled easily or
at all, such as
styrofoam serving containers, ziplock bags, soda straws, bottle
caps, milk & juice containers pop-tabs and caps, toothpaste caps and
tubes, plastic cutlery, mesh produce bags, video & audiotape, and electronic components such as circuit boards.
Jamison Edgar, Title TBA (2012) Two views of Jourdan Joly's Mountain Goat Mountain (2012), upcycled
upcycled styrofoam cups insulation foam rescued from refuse, paint, resin, plaster, steel, steel.
saving these materials from their usual destiny as landfill fodder these
artists help reduce landfill methane gases, the expansion of landfills
and in the worst case scenario, pollution of the environment by toxins,
which results in
wildlife genocide, such as sea turtles
and birds such as the albatross who die by the
thousands every year as a result of ingesting discarded plastics.
Marianna Popp, Detail, site-specific installation, Transcending Material (2012)
Upcycle exhibition is ATHICA’s positive response to the zero-waste
movement. This movement questions our culture’s addiction to cheap
disposable goods and the resultant evil twins of global
industry—environmental degradation and municipalities’ struggles to cope
with accelerated landfill expansion.
cap man, Lil Gem (2009- ) 1960s era mini-camper, bottle caps, mixed-media
These memes gave curator Lizzie
Zucker Saltz the impetus to put out an artists’ call, garnering the
international, national and regional artists in Upcycle. They employ a diverse a range of approaches and materials.
F. Geoffrey Johnson, Currents II (2011), KOMALU series, upcycled satellite dish, reflector plate, e-waste, paper, plexiglass, metal toy train tracks, memorabilia, acrylic paint, acrylic ink, 48" x 60" x 7"
have been selected for their innovative upcycling of materials we
usually regard as trash, transforming them into arenas of contemplation
Reid McCallister (Athens, GA)
A-CC Recycling Division
Elizabeth Barton (Athens, GA)
cap man (Winterville, GA)
Tiberiu Chelcea (Nashville, TN)
Jamison Edgar (Athens, GA)
Inguna Gremzde (England/Latvia)
David Hamlow (Good Thunder, MN)
F. Geoffrey Johnson (Atlanta, GA)
Jourdan Joly (Athens, GA)
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Diana Lee (Athens, GA)
Doug Makemson (Athens, GA)
Jay Nackashi (Athens, GA)
Charles Pinckney (Athens, GA)
Marianna Popp (Athens, GA)
Paula Reynaldi (Athens, GA/Argentina)
Noah Saunders (Athens, GA)
The Story of Stuff Project (Berkeley, CA)
Jill Townsley (London, England)
Spoons installation and deinstallaton time lapse video.
Joni Younkins-Herzog (Sarasota, FL)