OLD OBJECTS MADE NEW
Eco-conscious Art Inspires Local Artists
The Eco-Conscious Art Making Workshop is in full swing! Last week, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and KCB teamed up to give 9 local artists the chance to get their hands dirty, learn about the local environment, and make eco-conscious art. Artists began working last Saturday by partcipating in a dumpsite cleanup with Environmental Services where they collected interesting objects in the hopes of giving them new life. Afterwards, artists had workshop time with one of KCB's own artists at our art studio, turning those found objects into art. Meanwhile KCB's environmental educator discussed local environmental issues and successes that the artists could choose to highlight in their pieces. The day was concluded with a visit to the Swing House by artist Mark de Jong, followed by a private tour of the CAC and its exhibitions, many of which incorporated found objects. It was a day full of hard work, fun, and inspiration.
The workshop will conclude next month in an exhibition of the artists' work hosted at MadTree Brewing. Stay tuned for details!