Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program-SCRAP- Opening Reception First Friday December 6, 5-9 pm

Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program-SCRAP- Opening Reception First Friday December 6, 5-9 pm

Sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz Arts and Arts Commission.  Curated by Mary Tartaro.  Image -Jody Alexander display

Exhibit runs December 6 – 28. Gallery hours – Tuesday – Saturday noon – 5 pm.  Closed December 24 -26 for holidays.

In its fourth year, the Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program (S.C.R.A.P.) is an artist residency that grants local artists of varied disciplines, the opportunity to expand creatively and conceptually through access to a vast array of unexpected materials glean ed from the waste stream at the City’s Resource Recovery Facility. The experience provides artists with an
experimental shift from traditional media to materials which convey stories of cultural behavior. Artists are inspired to make statements on the environmental impact of human consumption, educate on waste management practices and urge the public to reconsider choices in waste disposal.

This year we have 6 residents who have approached this concept from a variety of unique perspectives. Featured artists are Andrew Purchin, Angela Gleason, Janet Fine, Jody Alexander, Paige Davis and Pamela Dewey. This year’s fascinating show will include interactive and humorous altar to “Sapiens” by their devoted trash people, video, photography, assemblage art, a tiny house, giant Pick Up-Sticks, jewelry and an alchemist’s library of tar paper books! Artwork will range from the poignant—exploring themes of housing and homelessness to our cultural worship of consumption–to the more ethereal and fun – including a “dump dollar store” for purchasing usable cast-offs to quilts made from unusual materials!

SCRAP 2019 Artist Roster:

Jody Alexander*
(Promo photo is of Jody’s work!)

Paige Davis

Pamela Dewey

Janet Fine –

Angela Gleason

Andrew Purchin

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