32nd Annual Trash Art Show

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Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 4:00pm
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32nd Annual Trash Art Show 2020

October 3rd - 30th

Ira Ono, founder of “The Trash Show: Hawaii Artists Recycle,” will be returning to jury the 32nd anniversary of one of East Hawaii’s longest-running annual arts events. In addition to the show’s display of various Big Island trash art, Ono will be having a retrospective of his early wearable art, “The TrashFace Collection,” featuring work created from discarded, recycled materials.

Ono’s roots in recycled art go back to his childhood in New York, when he used to scrounge “treasures” for his mom’s antique shop. He was already known for his own recycled art collages and “trash art” jewelry before he moved to the Big Island. He started the Trash Show in 1988 to give other island artists a showcase for original works made from recycled materials. And they responded, with everything from John Mydock’s fanciful insect sculptures, with wings made from old sunglasses lenses, to elaborate installation pieces made with beach flotsam. Many pieces have had strong messages about the environment, recycling and pollution. The show, Ono says, “reminds people that we’re living on an island with limited resources.”

The exhibit proved so popular that Ono was invited to create similar shows on Maui and Oahu.

This year the exhibition will start on October 3rd (Saturday) with normal gallery hours of 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday. No opening reception or special evening performance will be held. The EHCC will be adhering to the following GALLERY Policies and Procedures at this time:

  • All visitors are required to wear a face mask to enter the gallery as recommended by the CDC and following County and State of Hawaiʻi regulations. 

  • Maximum of 10 people (including EHCC team members) allowed in the GALLERY space at all times.

  • Maintain a social distance of six feet between you and others as much as possible. 

  • We encourage “no-contact” forms of communication like waving hello, thumbs up/down, and air hugs; please avoid unnecessary physical contact. 

  • If you feel in any way unwell or sick, please STAY HOME and visit us another time. Thank you.

 

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