Recology... sounds familiar, right? If you live in San Francisco, this is the company that runs the curbside pickup of your trash, compost and recycling. Of course, yes. That's what it says on the side of the trucks that role around your neighborhood once a week, you remember now.
But did you know they're also the company that runs an Artist in Residence Program at the dump! Yes, you read that correctly. Since 1990, over ninety-five professional artists and twenty student artists have completed residencies at this one-of-a-kind program and have made art from discarded materials.
|Scary Cow at the dump!|
|Tamara Albaitis working in front|
of her piece, "Dwell"
|"Carpet Mountain" by|
Amy Wilson Faville
|Tamara, Kristian & Amy|
ready for the hunt
The following month the Scary Cow crew returned for the gallery show. These shows are open to the public and not only do you get to see great recycled art and talk to the artists but beer, wine and hot dogs are also provided! For free!
The next opening will be Friday, January 25th (2013!) from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, January 26th from 1pm to 5pm.
You can also sign up for a tour of the facility, which takes you through the sculpture garden home to works made by former artists in residence.
All in all this program, the people who run it and the artists who participate in it are fantastic and you would do yourself a favor to check them out in 2013.
Happy New Year!