Get back to glass
Okay, so Earth Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t recycle whenever we can, every day. Artists have always been clever about using found (read: recycled) objects in their works. The Center for Environmental Economic Development lauds that approach with Kiln Processes Using Recycled Glass, at the Cal/EPA building at 1001 I Street on the second floor.
Up until May 30, the exhibit features tiles, jewelry and sculpture. Most intriguing are those in which glass and clay meld in a harmonious aesthetic marriage, as in Mimi Abers’ “Indecision.” Using 10 pounds of crushed glass, her female figures wear spangly clay gowns dripping with crystals that come from within. Richard Glenn collected bottles and jars for a year and saved between $80 and $150 in glass to create his “Faun,” which looks akin to marble masks of antiquity. He liked “the idea of creating something primitive and earthy, from something banal and consumerist like broken Snapple bottles.” So do we. For more information, call (707) 822-8347.