“Upcycled! From Trash to Treasure II” is the current exhibition at the Steelville Arts Council’s Gallery Zeke. The exhibit is open until April 28 and showcases art created from discarded “trash” materials.
In this age of heightened awareness of our environment, artists are increasingly turning to junk yards, trash bins, surplus stores, and personal every day discards to satisfy their urge to create. With increased environmental concerns in recent years, the use of recycled materials in art has gained a new resurgence and credibility.
Don’t miss this exhibit! View how artists successfully upcycle trash into treasure, combining recycling and innovation to show creative ways to save our resources while making one of a kind art.
The 27th Annual Ozark Rivers Earth Day poster contest winners from Steelville art teacher Rebecca Wibbenmeyer’s elementary class are also on display in the gallery. Posters this year interpreted the theme: Be Our Hero: Your Planet Needs You!
This exhibition is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or, for a group tour by appointment, call Barb Bryan at 573-775-5285. Gallery Zeke is located at 106 Main Street in Steelville.
The Steelville Arts Council was created in 2010 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the mission to promote arts in the community through awareness, appreciation, education and support, creating a connection between artists and audiences to enrich the quality of life for all.
For more information, visit STARCO’s website at steelvilleartscouncil.org or find them on Facebook and Twitter.