Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose?

With Earth Day behind us again, the green- conscious know they need to get creative to keep the attention of an easily distracted public. The newest exhibit at ArtServe pretty much does exactly that: “Trash-2-Art” features artwork made from repurposed garbage — and, in effect, raises awareness for Trash to Treasure’s cause of keeping the Earth clean.

Trash to Treasure is a nonprofit organization that provided local artists and educators with cheap art supplies: “clean scrap” or reusable items the group collected that would otherwise have been thrown away. By doing this, they provided a service both ecologically and economically green. The exhibit runs from May 2 to 21 at ArtServe (1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Call 1-888-828-8242, or visit or
Thu., May 6, 8 p.m.; May 7-21, 2010

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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