WHAT: A.R.T. Show: Art in Recycled Trash
WHEN: Thursday, November 15 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Science Museum Oklahoma’ Satellite Galleries
2100 NE 52nd Street
Oklahoma City, OK

A.R.T. Show’s Upcycle Challenge features local artists; Jordan Dean, Jara Swong, Greg Brown, Bill Boetcher, Robert Emerson, Clair Rollins, Lisa Allswede, Joey Rodman, Christie Owen, Beatriz Mayorca, Emily McConnel and Kris Kanaly. These 12 artists will be juried on craftsmanship, materials used and creativity. The jury is a panel of professionals in the field of art, design and sustainability.

All 12 artists experimented with endless possibilities in taking something that is used up or considered waste and old, then making it something of worth and beauty. The goal of upcycling is to prevent wasting potentially useful materials by making use of existing ones. This reduces the consumption of new raw materials when creating new products. Reducing the use of new raw materials can result in a reduction of energy usage, air pollution, water pollution and even greenhouse emissions.

Science Museum Oklahoma reveals the wonder and relevance of science in our everyday lives. Get up to your elbows in science with acres of hands-on experiences, thousands of space, aviation and cultural artifacts and new exhibits always on the horizon. Blast off beyond the Milky Way in the Planetarium Theater and feel the heat from live explosions in Science Live. And you’ll love traveling to new worlds while watching IMAX movies in the dome theater. Let your inner-child run wild!

OKC Beautiful is a non-profit organization that has worked for 41 years to “improve the image and appearance of Oklahoma City.” In 2011 OKC Beautiful saved more than 800,000 tax dollars through the Adopt-A-Park Program. OKC Beautiful believes the appearance of our city directly impacts its economic viability as well as enhancing the quality of life and self-image of its residents. Powered by more than 11,000 volunteers, OKC Beautiful helps our city become an even better place to live, work and play. OKC Beautiful impacts our city through programs of beautification, education, litter abatement, landscapes.

Major funding is obtained by private donations from citizens, businesses, corporations and foundations that are dedicated to improving the image and appearance of the community. Grants, events and endowment funds also provide support for OKC Beautiful projects and programs. For more information visit www.okcbeautiful.com

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com

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