Thursday, April 21, 2011
Empire Recycling Corporation of Utica, New York will once again be celebrating Earth Day by donating materials to area resident artists on Thursday, April 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Artists from Sculpture Space will be invited to Empire’s 12-acre, 80,000-square foot complex to gather the salvaged scrap materials needed to support their upcoming sculptural works that will be on display at Sculpture Space’s 22nd Annual CHAIRity Auction on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The pieces will be auctioned off to go home with the highest bidder and all proceeds will benefit Sculpture Space’s international residency program and community events.
In the past, artists have made stunning pieces from discarded aluminum, steel, copper, and out of interesting objects like trumpets, chains and tubing.
Steven Kowalsky, President of Empire Recycling remarks, “We have partnered with and supported Sculpture Space for over 30 years and this is one of our signature efforts with them. They take scrap from our yard- discarded objects we get in every day- and make stunning pieces of artwork from it. The very nature of our business is recycling and reuse and these artists represent a new dimension of that for us.”
Members of the media are invited to cover this event for:
- Various photo opportunities
- Interviews with participating Sculpture Space artists and Empire representatives
If you would like more information, please call Michelle McCarrick Truett of 484 Design, Inc. at 315-534-0067.