On Saturday, April 21st, an opening reception will be held for the Metamorphosis Art to Treasure II exhibit, which will feature 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.
“We are so thrilled for the Metamorphosis: Trash to Treasure II exhibition this year. We will have live music from Carambola Community Music, food and giveaways,” Printz said. “We are so grateful to the El Paso Museum of Art for hosting us at such a beautiful venue. Our hope is that people will leave the show with a greater appreciation for art and information about how they can make a difference in their community.”
The event is part of the It’s Your World community art project, which creates art work with recycled material and raises awareness about environmental conservation. El Dorado students and community members involved in the project regularly take part in desert clean ups 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, 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.
Metamorphosis Art to Treasure II exhibit will be on display from April 21 through May 13 at the El Paso Museum of Art. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. during the reception.
What: Metamorphosis Trash to Treasure II recycled art exhibition
Who: El Dorado High School art students; El Paso, New Mexico and Mexico artists; community members
Where: El Paso Museum of Art | 1 Arts Festival Plaza
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 | Reception from 2 to 4 p.m., awards at 3 p.m.