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Inguna Gremzde: Detail of Landscape for Emergency (2012), oil paintings in 64 upcycled plastic bottle caps


Upcycle has ENDED:
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PAST EVENTS  & CHECKLIST
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ARTISTS HELP SUPPORT ATHICA
...and you get an art bargain!:

 
My Left Foot; upcycled sneaker
Charles Pickney's earrings; $19 ea.


 
Bob Clements & Inguna Gremzde's
Landscape for Emergency plastic-cap oil paintings. $90 ea.
Other Upcycle works' available upon inquiry to upcycle@athica.org.

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PLEASE BRING US YOUR...
-used white plastic spoons
-metal bottle caps
...until 6-24 for ART UPCYLING!
ALSO: you can bring many
ITEMS YOU CAN'T
RECYCLE thru A-CC

TO ST. GREGORY's
FOR SENDING

TO TERRACYCLE!
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ATHICA voted BEST PLACE
TO SEE LOCAL ART for 2nd Year:



10th Anniversary:
 
SEE FLAGPOLE ARTICLE
and these
ATHICA letters to the community:

 From the Artistic Director
  
From the ATHICA Board

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"



events PAST:
Sunday: 4-22
Opening Reception
3:00 - 6:00 pm

Trashion Fashion Show
4:30 pm

with celebrity judges

Saturday: 4-28
7:45 pm
Exhibit Photo
A participatory conducted
Improv MUSIC event:

Pico Dorado- Scott Bazar

with co-host Killick
$6 suggested donation

Thank You


Sunday: 5-20
4:00 - 6:30 pm
Symposium:
Dreaming it out of the
Waste Stream

Presentations, Film Screening
& Panel Discussion with local
Green Experts
:
Chris Caswell
Proprietor; Junk South
Heidi Davison
former mayor on her personal foam ban

Suki Janssen
A-CC Waste Reduction Administrator
Bart King
Cleantech Comunications
Rosemary Kimble
NE GA EarthShip
Andrew Lane
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.

Saturday: 6-9
The Fan-trash-tic Transformations Festival
1:00 - 6:00 pm
$6 / $9 per family sugg. donation.
Includes instruction & materials.

EVENT SCHEDULE:
            
            Sage Rogers, Education Coordinator
1:00    Funtrashy Workshops:
           Tons of arty fun

             Hip Pops
gourmet popsicle
            sales begin
.
            

1:30     Reyclomania - Bring your
            hard-to-recycle items to our

            porch for coll
ection by
           
ACC-Recycling Division:
            Flor. bulbs, mercury devices,
            electronics (no TV's)
          

           
1:45     Swap-o-rama-rama - Bring &
            swap old clothes for others,
            and learn how to sew 'em into
            new fashions

             
2:00     BikeAthens - Roving repair &
           
bike recycling crew on porch
           

3:00
     Storytime - Joseph Had a
            Little Overcoat
by Simms
            Taback, read by David Z. Saltz
           

3:30     Junk South Swap - Score
            free art materials & info about
            their new artists' materials
            warehouse

         

4:0
0     UGA's H.O. Lund
            Entomology
Club -
            Bugs Who Recycle
          
           
En
d of BikeAthens repair shop
4:30  
  La Great Junk-Off Judging
           
Objects created in 48 hours
            from mystery materials
            provided by
Junk South by
            Upcycle
Exhibition Artist
            contestants: Elizabeth Barton,
            Jamison Edgar, Jourdan Jol
y,
            Doug Makemson, Reid
            Mc
Callister
           

            Judges:
            Mark Callahan, Artistic
            Director, ICE
; Chris Caswall,
            Proprietor, Junk South;
            Gretchen Elsner, Fabric Artist;
            Katherine McQueen, ATHICA
            Board President; Brian Smith,
            Sculptor

5:30
     End of Funtrashy
            workshops & popsicle sales

        
5:45     La Great Junk-Off Awards
            Announcements
6:00     CLOSE of Festival

And...ONGOING:


Buster Booth Company presents
PHOTO-BOT, the latest in retro-technology:

A 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
Upcycle
...dreaming it out of the waste stream
Curator: Lizzie Zucker Saltz | Assistant Curator: Katie Faulkner
Exhibit Photo
Exhibit Photo
Featured Artist - Reid McCallister: Bird with Tractor (After Braque) (2012), construction debris David Hamlow: Detail of Pulse, (1998-2012),
mylar snack bags
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  • Upcyling 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
     
    Upcyling
    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.

    By 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)

    The 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"

    They have been selected for their innovative upcycling of materials we usually regard as trash, transforming them into arenas of contemplation and wonder.





    Participating Artists
    Featured Artist:
    Reid McCallister (Athens, GA)


    Other Contributors:

    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)




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