Community Participation Opportunity – 27th. Avenue Public Art Project – RE-Thanks!

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Community display in a prominent Phoenix location (to be determined) - a cascade of handmade recycled trash flowers, each with a note of thanks from its maker

Community display in a prominent Phoenix location (to be determined) – a cascade of handmade recycled trash flowers, each with a note of thanks from its maker

I am excited to announce the kick-off for the Re-Thanks Public Public Art Project, in conjunction with the 27th Avenue Waste Management Facility Artist Residency.

All community members are invited to participate by making flowers from your own recyclable trash. Why? First, you will learn more about how to sort and discard your household recyclables – but in doing this, you will have the opportunity to say thank-you to the workers at the 27th Avenue facility whose job it is to touch and sort through the trash we put into our recycling bins. You?ll see just what happens to what we ? throw away?, to sort and divert as much as possible from the landfill. Through the gesture of making flowers from our trash, together we can create a colossal expression of gratitude when all these flowers are assembled into a textile-like cascade of overwhelming thank-you?s from the community. You will have until December 15, 2016 to make your flowers.

So, read the introduction below, and go to www.rethanksaz.com <http://www.rethanksaz.com/> right away!  On the project website, you will learn more about your recyclable trash, and about these individuals who work everyday to help us keep our lives in order. And, of course, you?ll find all the information you?ll need on how you, your family or your community group can become a part of this community project!

For any further information, contact, Ann Morton at annmorton@mac.com <mailto:annmorton@mac.com>