Hello artists, community members and arts advocates –
We are excited to announce the kick-off for the Re-Thanks Public Engagement Project, initiated by artist Ann Morton as part of her work with the 27th Avenue Waste Management Facility Public Art Artist in Residence Project.
All community members are invited to participate by making flowers from your own recyclable trash. Why? First, you will learn more about how to sort and discard your household recyclables – but in doing this, you will have the opportunity to say thank you to the workers at the 27th Avenue facility whose job it is to touch and sort through the trash we put into our recycling bins. You’ll see just what happens to what we “throw away”, to sort and divert as much as possible from the landfill. Through the gesture of making flowers from our trash, together we can create a colossal expression of gratitude when all these flowers are assembled into a textile-like cascade of overwhelming thank you’s from the community.
So, read the introduction below, and go to www.rethanksaz.com right away! On the project website, you will learn more about your recyclable trash, and about these individuals who work everyday to help us keep our lives in order. And, of course, you’ll find all the information you’ll need on how you, your family or your community group can become a part of this community project!
The information above is a public service announcement from ArtInPhoenix.com. ArtInPhoenix.com is not affiliated with the City of Phoenix.