COLLECT PLASTIC FOR THE MAGAZINE BEACH TAPESTRY PROJECT
Help us collect small hard plastic post-consumer trash. Bottle caps and lids, picnic utensils, six pack holders, toys, small packaging elements and containers. Collect at home or when walking along the Charles River. We will have a donation box at the Mass. Audubon Nature Center in the Powder Magazine at Magazine Beach. The finished Tapestry made by Michelle Lougee and community volunteers will be exhibited in the Tapestry with information about the plastic waste crisis and what you can do!
Any small hard plastic pieces like bottle caps, small toys, contact lens packaging or other packaging in any colors. Approximately 1-3 inches in size.
Unfortunately thin plastics like coffee lids, straws, wrappers, plastic or styrofoam cups, plastic bottles or large pieces are not usable for this project.
PARTICIPATE IN A WORKSHOP
Join us at an upcoming workshop hosted by Gallery 263. Register here.
JOIN US FOR A FREE FILM SCREENING
Tuesday, May 10 at 7 pm
Arlington Regent Theater or live-stream at home.
Award-winning Brooklyn-based Robin Frohardt's lyrical film explores an insidious aspect of throw-away plastic: it lasts forever. Frohardt's evocative puppets and inventive staging bring poetry and humor to the urgent issue of plastic waste. The film starts in ancient Greece, travels to the present, and then follows a plastic bottle into a dystopian future "after the Robot Wars." Along with other trash, it is carefully excavated and exhibited as a precious artifact of a vanished civilization -- ours!
Screening will be followed by an artists talk with Robin Frohardt and Cambridge artist Michelle Lougee on art, activism, and capitalism's disposable culture.