Sunday, September 25, 2011

Turning Spoons into Sculptures

The Make Art, Not Trash! project in partnership with Redberry and Viera High School is going really well! One of our local newspapers, Hometown News, recently published an article on the project. Recycle Brevard turns plastic spoons into sculptures tells the story of this project and reiterates its ultimate goal: to make locals aware of the importance of recycling.

We have collected a total of 2,875 plastic spoons so far and we still have one more week of collection to go. Our goal is to hit at least a total of 4,000 spoons collected and will need all the help from Redberry's customers we can get in order to achieve that. Collection of spoons end this week. If you have not been to Redberry's yet, this is your chance to participate in this project.

In the meantime, Viera High School students from Ms. West 3D Art class have been busy carefully washing the rinsed spoons already delivered to them. They started to create beautiful sculptures to try out the new material, getting ready to build the three pieces that will color Redberry's walls. They should have the three sculptures ready sometime in October.

After the sculptures make it to Redberry's, we will be having a silent auction and you will be invited to bid on your favorite piece. The winner will not only take home a piece of art, but will also help to keep the spoons out of the landfill.

Recycle Brevard!