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Art of Recycling show opens Saturday in Waimea

The Waimea Arts Council presents the annual Art of Recycling School Competition Art Show from Saturday through April 12 at the Firehouse Gallery, 67-1201 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea. This exhibition, featuring art made from materials otherwise destined for a landfill, is a collaboration with Recycle Hawaii and features imaginative works by young artists from North Hawaii.

Outstanding entries will be selected for individual and group categories in elementary, middle and high school levels. The public is invited to a reception and awards ceremony from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Recycle Hawaii’s islandwide Art of Recycling School Competition challenges students to create and enter artistic creations from recycled or reused items. The event educates students and the community about the importance of creatively dealing with the island’s waste issues. In addition to the Waimea show, Recycle Hawaii will present recycled art shows in East and West Hawaii.

West side opening reception is at 2 p.m. April 13 with entries on display April 13 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kona International Market. East side opening reception is at 2 p.m. April 20 with entries on display April 20 to 25 at The Gathering Place next to Zales Jewelers at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.

This program is funded in part by the Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management, visit hawaiizerowaste.org.

For more information about the North Hawaii show, contact Marsha Hee at 985-8725 or hiartrecycle@gmail.com.

For more about Recycle Hawaii, call 969-2012 or visit recyclehawaii.com.