Vintage Collages Join RARE Exhibit

March 23, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Rare is the Recycled Art and Resource Expo hosted by Allied Arts Gallery

It runs for the entire month of April 

Open T-SA from 11-4

This is a beloved annual event and my first time participating.

RARE provides a platform for eco-friendly artists to showcase their art created from recycle materials. RARE also promotes art organizations and facilities that incorporate sustainability in their facilities and programs. One of our main objectives for this event is to educate the community on the role that the arts can play in the sustainability movement.

This year’s RARE event will provide an entertaining, socially distanced, environment that showcases pieces from numerous, diverse artists using a variety of recycled materials for a month long exhibit at the Allied Arts Gallery. We invite Exhibiting artists with a passion for art created from recycled materials to become a part of RARE. Attendees are inspired to take home innovative ideas that recognize the value of using resources creatively.

RARE is made possible by many generous business partners.

Below are the three 8x8 stitched collages that I selected to be a part of this group event.

The back story is that I was gifted this wonderful stack of reference books. Not all of them were a fit for me, and quite a few of them I found new homes for.  

I have really enjoyed tearing apart what was left.

The book on travel in Japan is from 1960 ( the year I was born ) 

1" strips from a seed catalog matched the retro color pallet perfectly 

These are bound with a paper frame or binding much like a quilt.

outside of the thread and glue, the materials are recycled

here are the 8 that I made in June of 2021





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