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Upcycle, Recycle, Go Green Workshop

  • 8 Sep 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 551 Valley Rd


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Upcycle, Recycle, Go Green Workshop
The Ocean Clean-Up Viewing Party
Saturday, Sept. 8      2-4pm

The West Orange Arts Council, in partnership with Luna Stage presents "Upcycle, Recycle and Go Green Workshop and The Ocean Clean-Up Viewing Party" on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00pm at 551 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ. This multifaceted, interactive program is for all ages and includes designing stylish fashions from old clothing, creating mosaics from broken china, and recycling plastic water bottles into fun and functional new uses. Also being planned is a theatrical book reading and attendees can watch a live-stream deployment of the world's first ocean cleanup system.

Repurposed Designs with Arshad Aziz
Repurposed clothing looks for less!  Bring your worn jeans, sweaters or any underused or defective garment and redefine and create a stylish fashion statement. Enjoy your own personal style and reduce landfill waste. Arshad Aziz incorporates upcycled modern fabrics, taking inspiration from nature with environmental protection themes.

Mosaic Art from China Shards 
Mosaic (pique assiette style) demonstration incorporating pieces of broken ceramics and other found objects in the creation of something new.

 Bottle Art with the West Orange Garden Club and Our Green West Orange 
Learn fun and functional ways to repurpose plastic water bottles, jugs, and containers in ways you never thought of.  BYOB: Bring your own empty plastic bottle.

"The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind" reading with Luna Stage
A true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome adversity. With old science textbooks, scrap metal, bicycle and tractor parts, a young boy embarks on a plan to build a windmill in Malawi.

Watch The Ocean Cleanup Live Launch
On September 8, the world’s first ocean cleanup system, estimated to be able to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years’ time, will launch through the San Francisco Bay. The deployment will be shown via  live-stream at the West Orange Arts Center to celebrate the event.

Additional activities being planned are face painting, improv, gardening tips and more. The unique come-one, come- all celebration will take place rain or shine at the West Orange Arts Center at 551 Valley Road, West Orange.

Welcome to the West Orange Arts Center! is an exciting year-long celebration of the arts, with workshops, exhibits, and activities to help residents get to know the West Orange Arts Center in the Valley Art District. This community event has been designed to embrace and foster artistic collaborations across disciplines and appeal to broader and more diverse populations than previous traditional gallery openings alone have achieved.

West Orange Arts Council

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs

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