S.C.R.A.P. Gallery Announces Participation In World's Largest Earth Day Art Attempt

S.C.R.A.P. Gallery joins forces with kids and artists to create artwork with a recycling theme to become part of the world's largest environmental art exhibit. The exhibit will be part of Earth Day festivities in Chicago, April 21.
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Feb. 27, 2013 - PRLog -- The Board of the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery and the Environmental Hall of Fame are pleased to announce that, Karen Riley, Executive Director of the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery has been selected as a coordinator for the World’s Largest Display of Environmental Art to be exhibited for Earth Day 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.  Sponsored by the Environmental Hall of Fame, the exhibit will be composed of more than 10,000 environmental-themed pieces of art and an attempt will be made to have the display entered into the Guinness World Record.

“As we are the Art Museum for the Environment, this is a great opportunity for the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery to share the great work being done by students throughout the Coachella Valley with a greater audience.  We will be joining forces with kids, artists and the general public to make great works of art that help the planet,” says Riley.

The S.C.R.A.P. Gallery kicked off their portion of the project with special workshops at the Gallery which also coincided with the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival in Indio that ran February 15-24.  During the Fair, Riley had already received a commitment from local teachers for approximately 500 works of art.

“Each Coordinator is responsible for securing at least 100 works of art.  We are going for 1,000 pieces because we know we can do it.  It’s for the planet!”

For more information on how to participate in the program, contact the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery at info@scrapgallery.org, on Facebook or call 760/863-7777.

The mission of the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is to actively engage youth as stewards of their environment through a concentrated, hands-on, educational effort stressing the Four R's – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Responsibility. The S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is an innovative program that addresses two of today's most urgent issues – the environment and the education of our youth. Conservation and reuse through hands-on exploration with discarded materials is promoted at the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery.  Materials donated by local businesses and manufacturers are available for reuse by teachers, artists and community programs.  Students throughout Southern California are encouraged to create art from scraps by participating in waste prevention field trips which are held at S.C.R.A.P.’s 30,000 square foot headquarters/facility located on the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio.  Each Field Trip includes a 40-minute environmental presentation and a 45-minute self-directed art workshop using recycled and reused materials, all diverted from California landfills.
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