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Plastic Waste to
We Are In This Together was installed at the Academy of Arts and Academics on Earth Day, April 22, 2021
I want to recognize all those who contributed to this community plastic art quilt by collecting their plastic trash and making one or more quilt blocks for this crazy quilt!
(in alphabetical order, from Eugene/Springfield area unless otherwise noted. Sincere apologies if I missed anyone. Please notify me by sending me a note.)
Diane Bray (Ohio)
Tina Curran (Los Angeles)
Kam Chee Chan
Bev Hemming (England)
Sigrid R. Jones
Aviva Nizani (Los Angeles)
Chris Spix (Portland)
These people contributed plastic bags:
In celebration of Earth Day 2020, and through a grant from the Springfield Arts Commission,
folks in the community were invited to help create a giant “art quilt” made with waste plastic bags, while staying at home.
(Project date: due to Covid, extended to Earth Day 2021.)
Potential art material can be found in bags that contain potato chips, granola bars, coffee, animal food, candy and many other items commonly found in an average household. These bags are generally NOT able to be recycled and have to go into the trash. These are the very bags we want.