Art Galleries

From Waste to Wearable: Eco-art and A Sustainable Approach to Artmaking

Monday, November 27, 2023 - 10:00am to Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 11:30am

West Gallery


Exhibition: From Waste to Wearable: Eco-art and A Sustainable Approach to Artmaking

Exhibition Dates: November 27 – December 16, 2023

Exhibition Reception: Friday, December 1, 4-pm-7pm

Gallery Talk: Monday, November 27, 10am-11:30am

Fashion Show: From Waste to Wearable: A Sustainable Approach to Fashion

Fashion show time: Friday, December 8, 5:30pm-7pm

Fashion Show Reception: 7pm-9pm

Location: Manzanita Hall, Second Floor

This exhibition is the culmination of a one semester-long collaborative project among five classes (ART 100/L Intro to Art Processes, ART 385/L Children’s Crafts, ART 342/542 Exhibition Design, FCS 320 Family Resource Management, and FCS 471/L Apparel Design) dedicated to addressing the pressing global ecological crisis of our contemporary times.

We firmly believe in the power of art as a potent means of advocacy, with eco-art standing as a leading form of contemporary cultural expression that promotes ecological awareness and sustainability. Our exhibition showcases ecologically conscious work from student artists and designers who have engaged in in-depth research of critical environmental challenges. It is our hope that their artworks not only inspire individual ecological responsibility but also foster connections within the community and encourage sustainable attitudes and behaviors across broader society.