Tuesday, November 4, 2008

UW-Stout Holds Reuse Art Competition

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is hosting the 2nd Annual Recyclable Art Competition on November 11 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. As Tasha Sookochoff writes in her article on the subject from the 10/30/08 edition of the Stoutonia,

"The purpose of the competition is to celebrate America Recycles Day and to reward members of the Menomonie community for creatively reusing their recyclables. The event will also feature live music and environmental games for all ages...The Recyclable Art Competition has grown in the last year and features many categories for people of all ages and skills to showcase their artistic talents. Entries will be judged by both UW-Stout art instructors and a popular vote. The only requirement for the artwork is that it be made from recycled materials. Prizes from numerous local businesses will be awarded to the winners of the competition."

I only read about this today, so if you're just reading this post and you're in the UW-Stout area, I'm afraid you've missed the deadline to register for the competition (it was Nov. 1). However, it sounds like a neat event, and I encourage to attend if you have the chance and check out the creativity of your local reuse artists (even though the focus is on recycling, what is really happening in many entries is reuse of materials which could then be recycled). Attendees will have a chance to cast votes for the work they like the best; winners are chosen based on the popular vote and the votes of judges, which include UW-Stout art instructors. See the registration page for more information on the location, including a link to a map.

It should be noted that although the event is being held on November 11, America Recycles Day is November 15 each year. See the National Recycling Coalition web site for more information on America Recycles Day.

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