Upcycled art show comes to Gallery Zeke

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Steelville Arts Council will present “Upcycled! From Trash to Treasure III,” an exhibit at Gallery Zeke from April 4 to 20. Don’t miss this exhibit showcasing 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.

This exhibit features art created from discarded “trash” materials. All art on display consists of a minimum of 75 percent recycled materials – everything from newspaper and cardstock paper turned into collages and earrings to used wire from motor parts transformed into small bird sculptures.

This show demonstrates the resourcefulness of the artists. In this time of heightened awareness of our environment, artists are increasingly turning to junk yards, trash bins, surplus stores, and personal everyday 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.

This exhibit will be open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a reception on Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 4 p.m., offering the opportunity for patrons to meet the artists with works on display for this exhibit.

Gallery Zeke is located at 106 Main Street in Steelville.

The Steelville Arts Council was created in 2010 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is 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 on the arts council, visit their website at steelvilleartscouncil.org.