The Wellington Art Society is a primary resource for artist networking in Palm Beach County. Artists of all mediums are welcome to their meetings, which feature some social time as well as a demonstration or presentation. This month’s Holiday Meeting will be held on December 10th. Mark your calendars because Resource Depot will be giving the demonstration! The Rickie Report is a firm believer in recycling and using these materials for creative endeavors. We share the information and some inspiring photos of previous Resource Depot projects. ALERT: There are still openings for the WAS Art Fest!
WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
Wednesday December 10
6 – 9 pm
Wellington Community Center
12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL
The Wellington Art Society will hold a Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Wellington Community Center beginning at 6 PM. At 7 PM there will be a brief meeting which will include a member spotlight for current works or works in progress. There will be a fabulous raffle following the demonstration.
The featured demonstrator and speaker will be a member of the “Salvage Squad” from Resource Depot in West Palm Beach. Resource Depot is a wonderland of materials that are revived, repurposed and redistributed to those committed to creative exploration through reuse. The Depot collects business discards, samples and scraps that would otherwise go into landfills, thus preserving and protecting the environment. Materials such as foam, plastic, wood and fabric are donated free back to educators, parents children and seniors and other non-profit agencies. This unique business/education partnership helps to solve the lack of materials used by educators by providing donated materials.
Resource Depot is Palm Beach County’s nonprofit center for creative reuse, a place where the community can give stuff, get stuff and make stuff, all utilizing things that would have otherwise found their way into the landfill. The community is welcome to shop for free reusable project supplies, learn upcycling techniques or purchase the work of local artists in the EcoChic Boutique, bring a class for a field trip, and of course, donate their own surplus for reuse. Donations, which run the gamut from paper of all shapes and sizes, foam, containers, record albums, fabric from sample pieces to bolts, books, binders, and much more, were all donated by local businesses and individuals to be reused instead of wasted.
Teachers, parents, artists and nonprofits (basically, anyone with a will to create) can join as annual members for unlimited visits or purchase a one-time pass, to choose from a warehouse full of things to incorporate into their next project.
Educating the community on ways they can reuse at home, in the studio or in the classroom is a major component of their mission, and they offer “make and take” workshops, gallery openings, and, with the support of several grants, bring art with an eco-friendly twist to students in Title I schools, aftercare programs and local hospitals, who might not otherwise have the opportunity to create.
- Summer Camp
- Homeschool Group
- Collaboration with Eg2
- Oxbridge Art Install: One of our Artist in Residence Sarah Knouse’s students hanging his work, created from Resource Depot materials, in our exhibition gallery.
- Galle-RE Friday Hula Hoop Weaving: One of the guests at the October Gallery opening, in partnership with Eg2 – Educational Gallery Group, weaving on a hula hoop using yarn, t-shirt pieces and plarn (yarn created from plastic bags).
- Giant Styrofoam Shark: this shark was a student-created parade float, made with a wood frame and Styrofoam gathered from Resource Depot, and donated back to us after the event.
- Prime Time: Our grant-funded “ReImagine Your World” program is a 6-week workshop with aftercare students, highlighting our environmental impact, and ways to creatively reduce waste in our own surroundings.
- Parents, teachers and artists are welcome!
The Depot has many community sponsors and partners such as the United Way, Solid Waste Authority , Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Whole Foods and Florida Power and Light. Resource Depot offers workshops teaching creative reuse for students of all ages, teachers and DIY workshops for wish families and adults. They are always looking for volunteers and donations of all kinds. Their web site has a wish list of requested donations .
Check Out Resource Depot’s Trash Bucket Challenge video:
Please visit : www.resourcedepot.net for more information, and join the creative reuse movement online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. (561) 882-0090 x. 104
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Resource Depot…connecting our community’s educators with reusable resources.
STILL ROOM FOR ENTRIES!!!!!!!
For more information about The Wellington Art Society please contact:
Emerging artists, new residents of the area or any artist are welcome to attend the Wellington Art Society meetings. WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community.
Donna Donelan, President/Publicity 561-801-2144