Whoa! A bounty of local and semilocal musicians will converge upon Pompano Beach's Edge Logistics -- a killer name for a venue -- for an event bearing the name Trash to Treasure set for Saturday, November 27. With Orlando's Emily Reo and her notably gossamer melodies leading the way, plus the fresh return (!) of soundscape virtuoso Sumsun, the night's potential to take the post-Thanksgiving brain rot and turn it into a shiny crown of enlightenment makes for a serious draw. Also passing the artistic stuffing: locals the Band in Heaven, Love Handles, Guy Harvey, Hear Hums, and Evan Mui and Orlando's Great Deceivers, Dark Sea of Awareness, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, plus Totally Nebular from Gainesville.
In a much-needed medley bringing together environmentalism and local music -- or
the former slightly hidden by the latter -- part of the $5 donation to this massive
show will go to the real Trash to Treasure, the event's organizer. Trash to Treasure is a Fort
Lauderdale-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to collect reusable materials
and redistribute them to be used as "valuable educational and artistic resources."
public workshops and events span a wide range, including the Trash2Art event, which
displays works made from discards. This is the first event of its kind, hooked up by
volunteer Ameen Mettawa. Kind hosts to the festivities, Edge Logistics Groups is a recycling firm that stores high-grade polymers in an attempt to
prevent their appearance in landfills.
"Providing exposure to recycling and recycled art to a young... demographic
says Trash to Treasure cofounder Michael
Heimbach. "They often miss out on information that is delivered through traditional
sources, [but] they are eager to learn about new recycling opportunities." Here's a good
way to learn about it, and even if you don't stick around to explore the space, you can rest
assured that your contribution will help both the local community and the environment.
Plus, Emily Reo's beautiful, breathy vocals were recently used for
Blackbird Blackbird's "Fade to White" -- an excellent method of creative reuse.
More info at the event's Facebook page here.