Art exhibition takes a closer look at trash

As the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Through a new art exhibition, students at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) want to open the public’s eyes to the possibilities that lie in commonly discarded items.

The exhibition, Gleaners, challenges people’s relationships with everyday objects.

Its artists, a Brock sculpture class, have been collecting materials from dumpsters and garbage cans to create new works of art from materials that are often used, misused and taken for granted.

“We are running out of landfills for our trash and because of our carelessness, items are wasting in the ground,” says student Angeline Turner.

“By using mostly found and recycled materials, the artists are making an effort to not only help the environment but also to show that by thinking outside the box, we can reduce waste.”

The exhibition is on at the VISA Gallery at MIWSFPA during regular gallery hours until Saturday, July 21.

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