This Saturday, an opening reception will be celebrated for the Metamorphosis Art to Treasure III exhibit, which features artwork made from recycled materials.
The artists created the pieces for the annual contest in a community project spearheaded by El Dorado High School art teacher and event organizer Candace Printz.
The event is part of the It’s Your World community art project, in which participants create artwork from recycled material and raises awareness about environmental conservation, and Green Hope Project, a new nonprofit that is an offshoot of It’s Your World.
El Dorado students and community members involved in the project regularly take part in desert cleanups and turn the trash into art. The contest for the Metamorphosis exhibit invited all community members in the El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez area to enter their artwork created from recycled materials.
In addition to promoting the arts and recycling, the Metamorphosis exhibit supports non-profits in the area, such as the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition, which helps preserve the local land, and MuttLove Dog Rescue, which helps take care of abandoned or sick animals that the It’s Your World community project members have found at the desert cleanups.
Proceeds from the sale of select works at the exhibit will go to one of these organizations or Green Hope Project.
At the event, both groups and the City of El Paso’s Environmental Services will set up informational booths. MuttLove also will have a dog adoption event. Entertainment will be provided by a DJ and the event will be catered.
Award winners will be presented at 3 p.m. during the reception.
The Metamorphosis Art to Treasure III exhibit will be on display from April 27 through May 17 at the International Museum of Art.
What: Metamorphosis Trash to Treasure III recycled art exhibition
Who: El Dorado High School art students and teacher; El Paso, New Mexico and Mexico artists; community members
Where: International Museum of Art | 1211 Montana Avenue
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Reception from 2 to 4 p.m., awards at 3 p.m.