"Art of Trash 2013" returns to the Maui Mall in celebration of Earth Day again this April, and artists are invited to start collecting recyclable materials to inspire their artwork.
Entry day is April 13. Driftwood pieces, water feature pieces and works that include food will not be accepted. The exhibition opens on April 19 and closes on May 11.
Each year, the show presents artistic techniques using unconventional materials to convey messages of environmental stewardship.
The Art of Trash, presented by the nonprofits Community Work Day Program and SharingAloha, showcases everyday objects that have been transformed and given new life. Maui County artists continue to change the way the community defines recycling by finding creative ways to keep reusable items out of the landfill. The exhibition also will feature information about recycling and reuse agencies on Maui.
Exhibit organizers will receive work from artists between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 13 at the Maui Mall in the space next to Thailand Cuisine. The entry fee is $10 per piece. Entry forms are available at all public libraries or online at Sharingalohamaui.org and cwdhawaii.org.
For more information, call Wilma Nakamura at 573-3911. For some creative inspiration, visit www.facebook.com/artoftrash.
An opening reception sponsored by Whole Foods will take place at 6 p.m. on April 19 at Maui Mall. The event will include the Maui Trashion fashion show and the Junkyard band. Attendees are encouraged to incorporate "trash" into their attire.