Art Is Where You Find It

Greenpoint Library Upcycled Art Show

Malgorzata Tambor made painted foamboard, bubble wrap, and Q-tips bloom. Photo credit: Lori Ann Doyon

By the time you read this, the Upcycled Art Exhibition at Greenpoint Library will have ended: November 30 was the final day.   There is still inspiration to be had as we are in the giving time of year, and there is a need for gift giving ideas especially for the DYI types.  Yet the inspiration to reuse instead of creating refuse is a powerful idea for any time.

“This exhibition [showcased] the upcycling artistic talent of your fellow patrons. We are celebrating the pursuit of repurposing everyday items into art by sustainable means and processes,” said the event description.  It also informed that November 15 is National Recycling Day.  The exhibit was easy to find and contained in the glassed-in shelves outside of the Environmental Education Center on the 2nd floor.  

A blue, green, and yellow woven tote created by Alice Ostrowski was made out of plastic bags and a mesh needlework base. The blue came from the blue sleeves that encase door delivered The New York Times, and a braided t-shirt was fashioned into handles.  

Brenda Colling made a striking red necklace from milk jug caps and office clips.

Packing foam, bubble wrap, and Q-tips conveyed Malgorzata Tambor’s botanical artistic vision. She created “Sunflower” and “Tree Love” from the above.

Brenda Colling’s necklace couture made of milk jug caps and office clips.  Photo credit: Lori Ann Doyon

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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