Joan Green, owner of Artlabs, shares much about her work in a conversation with Marianne. She creates art using clean recyclables which have a great chance to end up in the trash. Also many things found in nature become part of her creations. More importantly, she provides art spaces where she leads adults and children alike on a journey to turn trash into treasure.
Joan was kind enough to compile a resource list with links to the organizations she mentioned in the Podcast and to send pictures to give a better idea what can be used – the sky and one’s imagination is the limit. Her web site is www.greenartlabs.com and her Facebook page is Green Art Labs.
Art Material Resource List
Algalita – Capt Charles Moore’s organization. He discovered the Pacific Garbage Patch and has done extensive research on plastic ocean pollution.
reInterpret – A local non-profit in Santee that collects and distributes reusable materials to the community. A great resource for artists and teachers.
Art Form – A local non-profit in Normal Heights that collects and distributes reusable materials to the community. A great resource for artists and teachers.
Trash for Teaching – Collects and distributes reusable materials in LA.
Art From Scrap – Collects and distributes reusable materials in Santa Barbara
SCRAP – Collects and distributes reusable materials in Portland.
Green Eco Services – A San Diego organization that blogs about sustainability. The founder collects beach trash and redistributes the reusable materials to artists via Craigslist.
Remida – Part of the municipal waste stream in Reggio Emilia, Italy that collects and distributes reusable materials.
Remida Day – The celebration of reusable materials in Reggio Emilia, Italy.