The ReStore Santa Cruz supports and empowers the community to upscale materials and items by retailing high-quality donations at affordable costs. This is why we are featuring artists from Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program (S.C.R.A.P.). For the month of November we are proud to feature Keith Millar. His metal sculptures are exquisite, paying close attention to detail he has crafted unique designs. His art will be shown all month long!
S.C.R.A.P. is an Artist Residency that grants local artists of varied disciplines, the opportunity to expand creatively and conceptually through exposure and access to a vast array of unexpected materials. The Resource Recovery Facility at Dimeo Lane provides an experimental shift in palette from paint, clay, and more traditional media, to an inventory of forms where the material itself conveys stories of cultural behavior. Artists are inspired to make provocative statements on the environmental impact of human consumption, educate on waste management practices, and urge us to reconsider choices in waste disposal. Gleaning materials at the resource recovery facility is not a sifting through bags of household trash as one might imagine but a pursuing of presorted piles of alternative media. From a large variety of metal, to the wood pile, to garage sale leftovers, and colorful plastics, artists select treasures that become the basis for a new way of working.
In the first three rounds of the program, S.C.R.A.P. has attracted artists working in genre from collage, photography, and small metals to large scale sculpture, collaborative and instillation art. The artists featured in this exhibition are among those who participated in the first three rounds. The program hopes to expand into new possibilities in fashion, performance, and social practice art. This four-month residency program culminates in a group exhibition at the R. Blitzer Gallery. S.C.R.A.P. is currently accepting applications for a handful of new artists to begin their residency in July 2019.
For more information on how to apply, please follow this link: http://scedo.slideroom.com To contact the ReStore Directly please call us at (831) 824-4704.