ReWorks established an art and education program to provide area artists with opportunities to work with reused materials to create art. The program's goal is to encourage people to find new ways of thinking about art and the environment.
Each year a new group of artists is challenged to address a theme around the practices of reducing, reuse, and recycle and work in various mediums to create art to share a message. ReWorks appreciates the efforts and creativity that these participating artists contributed to each project and its message.
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Reframing Recycling is 2020's cREate Works project that focuses on a message of transformation of recycling through photography.
"Keep It Out of the Cart - Art" is a project that challenged artists to take non-recyclable materials that had made their way into our recycling stream and create a piece of art from them. The intent was to use this art to bring awareness to those materials that do not belong in curbside recycling.
This project challenged artists to take materials that were no longer in use and give them a second life and new function as a piece of art.
After a home painting project, many residents find that they have leftover paint. The Make Art Not Waste project challenged artists to take leftover paint and create a work of art.