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Upcycling Creating More with Less at the Muskegon Museum of Art

The Muskegon Museum of Art presents Upcycling! Creating More with Less on view February 3 through April 3, 2011. Opening Reception: Thursday, February 17, 5:30 pm.

On March 25 and 26, 2011, the West Michigan Symphony will present, in partnership with Grand Valley State University, a multi -media symphonic experience titled Sustainability: A West Michigan Journey.

The program will use music and locally produced videos and photos to explore West Michigan’s stewardship of its environmental, economic, and human resources; design with nature; and the natural beauty of Michigan’s water, wind, sun, and earth. In support of Sustainability: A West Michigan Journey, the Muskegon Museum of Art proudly presents Upcyling! Creating More with Less.

This exhibition will feature works from the permanent collection and West Michigan artists who use recycled materials to create new works of art. The term “upcycle” means to reuse an object of low value, such as discarded milk jugs, bottle caps, or scrap metal, to produce something that has a higher value, either materially or aesthetically. Artists from the permanent collection represented in the exhibition include Joseph Stella, Geary Jones, and Sally Thielen. Additional works by area artists Wanda Gringhuis Anderson, Ken Foster, Curtis Frillman, David Ninham, Patti Opel, Nat Rosales, and David Warmenhoven will also be featured. Diverse in style and subject, all artworks incorporate found and reclaimed objects.

Image: Curtis Frillmann Mistaking Autumn for Spring #2 Oil, acrylic, enamel and rust on recycled steel

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