First Friday Downtown Art Walk
Featuring Upcycled Art by Studio 923
May 5, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wintergreen is featuring upcycled art by Studio 923 (UMPI Art Club) and other local artists during the month of May. The showing includes clever artistic productions created by repurposing artwork found in local secondhand and antique shops; often interjecting pop culture into fine art pieces.
The opening reception will be held on May 5, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, during the First Friday Downtown Art Walk. Refreshments will be served and the event is free to the public.
“We are upcycling unwanted art into something that is fun and maybe desirable,” said Hyrum Benson, UMPI assistant professor of art. “The ‘new’ art will contain elements of the original but will be changed in some way.”
Benson explained, “The Art Club got together a few months ago and wanted to have a show that involved not just the Art Club but also other artists. We wanted to do something fun that involved not just UMPI students, but local artists as well. So we came up with this idea of taking unwanted art that was made by someone else and adding our own touches to it.”