Well, we just finished a great June, every weekend at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar and I am telling you, I am going to miss it! The quiet drive from the desert to the shore and then the interaction of all kinds to meet and teach about recycling and the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery. It was fun, exhilarating and of course, the sea breeze didn't hurt either. Lots of interaction with kids playing our new game called, the Earth Equation game, was kind of a test drive to see if things clicked? And they did! Here are some photos from Del Mar. Now, not exactly back to the beach, but at least there is sand!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
So it is Sunday, February 26th, the final day of the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, I am a little tired after ten days straight, so here goes.
As we are located on the fairgrounds, thousands of people have gone through the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery and asked us questions about recycling, how did we do this or that and even, how much does that bale of tin weigh (part of our exhibit)? For those of you who are interested, it weighs approximately 1700 pounds.
If you did not get a chance to drop by, I just wanted to again share with you some of the amazing art work created by students for our Earthworks Recycle Competition. Students from high school and all the way down to Kindergarten participated. They all did a great job using their imagination, creativity and ingenuity. So please take a look and enjoy.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Kudos to kids for kicking off the new year by recycling! Yes, in only the first week, after weeks of no school, holiday bliss, the Rancho Mirage Library hosted the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery for it's first Family Night and what better way to celebrate then a PB & J Party? Well, not the traditional PB & J that so many Americans are used to - this was different. Plastics, boxes and jellyfish were featured at this event. A collection of reused items, recycleable materials and elements were configured into the diaphanous wonders of the deep - jellyfish!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I love when art meets trash, well you may call it trash, I will call it one of my favorite Italian words, scarti. Anyway, a convergence of castoffs and "collectibles" including cardboard lunch containers from a local school, gator board scraps and an assortment of 9" x12" art masters prints were mixed up by kids at the Mecca Public Library. Throw in some of last year's Christmas cards and yarn fragments, and they were well on their way to the rebirth and reuse of scrap.
As part of the library's summer reading program, I was invited to participate in their One World, Many Stories theme. The kids, of all ages, were encouraged to cut, rip and glue to create a collage that told a story. Take a look at their stories!
Friday, April 15, 2011
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2008, the United States buried or burned more than 166 million tons of resources. Those would be paper, plastice, metal, glass and organic materials. We only recycled or composted about one-third of our discards. That is why at the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery we practice the Four R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Responsibility every single day. We also believe that Earth Day is every single day, but on Friday, April 22, the nation's official Earth Day, we go all out and celebrate it! S.C.R.A.P. Gallery and CoachellaValleyGreen.com will hold its second Earth On Edge II at the Green Zone in Palm Desert, California. Earth On Edge II will kick off at 6 p.m. with a SCRAPPY Hour Reception, silent art auction and the premiere of BUGGED!, our insects as art exhibition. All the "bugs" have been created using recycled and found materials. Following the reception will be the soft opening of the Green Earth Film Festival showing of Carbon Nation, a documentary about climate change solutions "that doesn't care if you believe in climate change." The event is free, but donations will be thankfully accepted to benefit S.C.R.A.P. Gallery's programs for kids and the environment. For more information about Earth On Edge II, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.