As a component of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority’s (UGRA) public education program, UGRA teamed up with the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center (KACC) to raise awareness of the prevalence of trash in waterways by giving litter a new life through sculpture. During UGRA’s 14th Annual River Clean Up on Saturday, July 22nd, KACC Executive Director, Debbie Minns, staked out the garbage drop off area in Flat Rock Park to grab items from the 12,025 pounds of trash collected that could be used by young artists during the Trash Transformed Workshop.
The workshop was held on the mornings of August 1st – 3rd at the KACC. Five intrepid young artists worked diligently over the three mornings to create a group sculpture and to craft multiple individual items. Debbie Minns provided the artists with a variety of age appropriate techniques to assemble the creations. A reception to view the final pieces of art was held at the KACC on the evening of August 3rd. The pieces were then moved to the UGRA Board Room and will be on display for the entire month of August. Please stop by the UGRA office at 125 Lehmann Drive anytime Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM to view the artwork.
Let’s Keep Our River Clean
Trash Transformed Workshop reception held on August 3, 2017. Back Row (L to R): KACC Board members David Smith, Tomas Valdes, and Bob Green; KACC Executive Director Debbie Minns; KACC Board member Ginger Cullins.
Front Row (L to R): Trash Transformed workshop artists Jordan Clayton, Caleb Clayton, Logan Larrañaga, Chris Falcon, and Emma Clayton.
Artwork created during the Trash Transformed Workshop is currently on display in the UGRA Board Room.