Waste Not, Want Not

I temporarily stopped building the sustainable Silver Bullet Tiny House Classroom* on wheels to take a month off to attend to two things.

First, I ran an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the remainder of the exterior and am happy to report we raised about 60% of our goal. My gratitude goes out to all  my supporters and I’ll be back to building next week!

And secondly, I assembled all the upcycled artwork that I’ve been creating over 14 months. So mark your calendar because the art reclamation show opened today! The opening night party is September 20, Friday 6-8PM. You are all invited.

Remis Gallery, The Wilkie Center for Performing Arts, Governor’s Academy, One Elm Street, Byfield, MA. 01922

Link to directions and campus map: http://govsarts.org/reclamation.html

Waste Not Want Not

Over the last two years I’ve become obsessed with forging a sustainable tiny life and building a tiny house. I’ve drawn countless tiny house designs, electrical drawings, elevation sketches, and collected windows, doors and materials from Habitat for Humanity, the side of the road, yard sales, you name it. While in the process of getting ready to build the Silver Bullet, I have been very busy downsizing, recycling, repurposing, gifting, free cycling, and making art out of all sorts of materials. I’ve made cardboard wingtips, beautiful jewelry, toys, bustiers, skirts, shawls, purses, pyramids, chandeliers, musical instruments, paintings and sculptures out of recycled newspaper, plastic bottles, feathers, silk, buttons, beads, ribbons, doors, canvas, yarn, bottle caps and more.
I had great fun inspiring an excited group of local high school students to contribute an entire grid of small paintings of their own waste streams. Come and join the party on Opening Night! See you there!
* 50% of all the show’s proceeds will go to supporting the Silver Bullet Tiny House construction; the sustainable classroom on wheels that will tour the country in 2014.
(That’s my friend, Max, an artist, who will be modeling the fashions on opening night. You can find her here.)
Waste Not, Want Not (Everything is food for something else) Remis Lobby Gallery, Wilkie Performing Arts Center, Governors Academy, One Elm Street, Byfield, MA. 01922   Opening night with the artist: September 20, 2013 6-8PM   Noted reclamation artist, resource steward and sustainability educator, Vera Struck, upcycles her waste-stream into artwork, www.struckstudios.com

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