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Community Work Day Presents Art of Trash 2012

March 22, 2012, 11:42 AM HST
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This piece entitled "Rainbow GarBridge" by artist D. Bauer is made from lighters and was displayed in last year's Art of Trash. Courtesy of Art of Trash.

By Sonia Isotov

The Art of Trash 2012, presented by Community Work Day Program and SharingAloha, will be held April 20 at 6:00 p.m. at Maui Mall. Opening night is free and open to the public. Trash fashion attire is encouraged.

Work from artists for the exhibit will be received on Saturday, April 14th at Maui Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Entry fee is $10 per piece.

Each year, Art of Trash presents a three week exhibit that showcases everyday objects that have been given new life. Entry of artwork to this juried show is open to all Maui County residents.

The exhibition begins with a spectacular Opening Night celebration that includes an artist’s awards reception, refreshments, and a Trash Parade Fashion Show.


The annual exhibit showcases everyday objects that have been transformed and given new life. Art throughout Maui County continue to change the way the community defines reuse by finding creative ways of keeping recyclable items out of our landfill.


“Maui’s Art of Trash has always had a playful energy and an underlying awareness of just how serious a matter reuse and recycling can be,” said Ira Ono, a founder, juror and creator of the exhibit, in a written statement.

“This is a show of limitless possibilities, unconventional materials and challenging construction techniques,” said Wilma Nakamura, coordinator of the exhibition.

If you are an artist who creates artwork from recycled materials, be sure to enter this juried show. Please note that driftwood pieces, water feature pieces and works that include food will not be accepted.


Entry forms are available at all public libraries, or email Community Work Day Program at [email protected] to receive an entry form via email. For more information regarding the Art of Trash, please call Wilma Nakamura at 573-3911.


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