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Art of Trash, Call for Entries

February 23, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The Art of Trash, 2012, presented by Community Work Program and SharingAloha, will receive work from artists on Saturday, April 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maui Mall. The entry fee is $10 per piece.

The annual exhibit showcases everyday objects that have been transformed and given new life. Maui County artists from Hana to Lahaina continue to change the way the community defines reuse by finding creative ways of keeping recyclable items out of our landfill.

"Maui's Art of Trash has always had a playful energy, and an underlying awareness of just how serious a matter reuse and recycling can be," said Ira Ono, founder, juror and creator of the exhibit.

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Rainbow GarBridge by D. Bauer is an example of the creativity on display at last year’s Art of Trash exhibit at Maui Mall in Kahului. Photo: Paul Janes-Brown

"This is a show of limitless possibilities, unconventional materials and challenging construction techniques," said Wilma Nakamura, coordinator of the exhibition.

If you are an artist who creates artwork from recycled materials, be sure to enter this juried show. Note that driftwood pieces, water feature pieces and works that include food will not be accepted.

Entry forms are available at all public libraries, or email Community Work Day Program at to receive an entry form via email.

For more information regarding the Art of Trash, call Nakamura at 573-3911.

The public is encouraged to attend the opening of the Art of Trash exhibition on Saturday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at Maui Mall. The event will include a trash fashion show. Attendees are encouraged to dress in trash.



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