In August, after six months of scavenging through an unpredictable and steady stream of our region’s castaways at the Metro Central transfer station, five neighborhood artists selected for this year’s GLEAN art exhibit are putting their works on display and for sale at the Bison Building, 421 N.E. 10th Ave., in the Kerns neighborhood.
GLEAN is a program that challenges the ideas people have about waste by showcasing artists that have transformed trash into works of art. The goal of GLEAN is to raise public awareness about the affects of trash habits, inspire new ideas about garbage as a resource and celebrate the diverse communities interested in these issues. Program sponsors include Metro, Recology and crackedpots.
The opening reception for GLEAN is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 11. The show ends August 27. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Fridays thru Sundays.
The neighborhood artists selected for the program are Erinn Kathryn of Cully, Hilary Pfeiffer of Sabin, Dan Pillers of Concordia, Amanda Triplett of North Tabor and Austin Turley of Kerns.
The first GLEAN exhibit was held in 2011. For more information about the GLEAN program, visit www.oregonmetro.gov.