Vail Valley’s recycled art show starts Saturday
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado -Have you ever seen beauty in an old window? Found inspiration in broken tile? A group of local artists has used these and other buildings materials to create pieces for an art show and competition sponsored by the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability. Artists found materials from the alliance’s “Recon” construction salvage yard in Wolcott last fall, and spent the winter working on their creations. The show will launch at the 2010 Party for the Planet celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Eagle’s Brush Creek Park & Pavilion. The show runs through June 8 at the Alpine Arts Center in Edwards. There also will be a free public reception from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 26 at Alpine Arts Center. Most of the artwork will be on sale via silent auction bidding and first, second and third place winners will be awarded based on a viewer’s choice public vote. The silent auction and public voting begins at Party for the Planet and ends at the reception. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the pieces will benefit the Alpine Arts Center and the Eagle Valley Alliance. A group of young artists currently enrolled in classes at the Alpine Arts Center have also created pieces from salvaged materials. These pieces will be on display and up for sale alongside the rest of the artwork at the Arts Center for the duration of the Reconstruction show. “This project is a great opportunity to support community organizations whose focus allows us to view what might be considered waste in another light.” says Rebecca Hollister, Alliance board member. The mission of Recon is to keep useable materials out of the waste stream, she said. The show also celebrates a joining of forces between the Eagle Valley Alliance’s Recon salvage yard and the Habitat for Humanity Home Outlet in Gypsum. To learn more, visit http://www.eaglevalleyalliance.org.