The Lee County Alliance for the Arts has announced its upcoming juried exhibit Refuse Repurposed. It’s an exhibition sure to fill the Alliance’s main gallery with artwork created out of trash and other items once discarded as worthless junk.
This show challenges artists to create artworks out of found objects and recycled items, to take thrown away or rejected matter and give it a different, artistic purpose. Refuse Repurposed will be on display from October, 7 through November, 9, 2011.
The public is invited to meet many of the exhibiting artists during the opening reception on Friday, October 7th from 5:00 -7:30 p.m. Awards will be announced at 6:00 p.m. for Best in Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Jurors Choice.
Anica Sturdivant is the juror for Refuse Repurposed. Anica serves as Interim Director for the galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University. She possesses a background in studio art, art history, and theatre arts. She is also an exhibiting artist working in assemblage, and is a professional graphic designer. Sturdivant has served as Curator-At-Large for Space39 in the downtown Fort Myers River District and for BIG Arts on Sanibel Island. She has also been an Awards Judge for theSanibel Arts & Crafts Festival and Fort Myers ArtsFest.
Throughout the evening of the opening night reception, Dance Alliance will perform RE: – “recycled improvisations” set to Bob Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right. Dancers will transform simple, everyday routine movements into phrases of choreography to shine light onto the simple things in life. They will use grocery, trash and other bags as inspiration for improvisation.
Refuse Repurposed will remain on display in the main gallery at the Alliance for the Arts though November 9th. Juror Anica Sturdivant will lead a Gallery Walk & Talk on Saturday, October 8th from 10 a.m.-11a.m.
Covanta Energy is the “Refuse Repurposed” exhibit sponsor. Covanta is one of the world’s largest owners and operators of infrastructure for the conversion of waste-to energy.
Local artist and sculptor Julie Markytan will be on display in the Alliance Member Gallery
For more information, please call (239) 939-2787 or visit the Alliance’s website.
The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state-designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. The Alliance is located on a 10-acre campus at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard.