Has anyone ever told you not to recycle because your various used bottles and newspapers may be art? Well, me either, but the Gibbes Museum of Art shows that someone’s trash is another person’s treasure by having its own recycled art-themed Community Day this Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Junior League of Charleston Community Days are held quarterly to allow visitors the opportunity visit the Gibbes’ free of charge.
This special “green” Community Day includes hands-on recyclable art activities for kids and special performances. There will be two exhibitions: Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art and J. Henry Fair: Industrial Scars. Fair’s exhibition includes large-scale aerial photographs documenting environmental deterioration caused by commercial invasion.
Fair will be present at the Gibbes at 12 p.m. to sign copies of his new book The Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth In Crisis (not to be mixed with the terrible Roland Emmerich flick), which includes images that are present in his art exhibition. For more information visit the Gibbes’ website.