Living Resources to host reception for new art show featuring pieces made of recycled and recoverable materials
ALBANY, N.Y.– Living Resources will host an art reception featuring pieces inspired by street art that are largely comprised of recycled and recovered materials. The reception will be held at the Miller Sanders Gallery on Saturday, August 24 from noon to 2 p.m. to benefit Shelters of Saratoga.
The show – entitled G(art)bage – features pieces designed by students at the Malta branch of the Living Resources Carriage House Arts Center, which provides art instruction and classes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
G(art)bage is inspired by the documentary film Wasteland, which chronicles the journey of artist Vic Muniz to Jardim Gramacho in Brazil, the world’s largest garbage dump. While there, Muniz lived and worked among homeless individuals residing at the garbage dump to produce works of art out of the materials around him.
After viewing the documentary, Carriage House Arts Center students explored the social, moral and practical implications of what it means to be homeless by producing works of colorful and eye-catching art largely comprised of recycled and recovered materials.
Reception attendees will be invited to enter a drawing for the opportunity to take home a piece of art from the gallery showing. Tickets for the drawing are $5 each. All proceeds will benefit Shelters of Saratoga, which serves individuals who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness in the Greater Saratoga Region.
The G(art)bage reception is free and open to the public. The drawing begins at 1:30 p.m. The Miller Sanders Art Gallery is located at Living Resources Corporate Headquarters at 300 Washington Avenue Extension in Albany, NY.
For more information about G(art)bage, visit www.livingresources.org.
About Living Resources
Living Resources is an organization dedicated to providing life-enhancing services to more than 1,200 individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Motivated to create opportunities for full community integration for all persons, caring professionals and committed parents opened the first program – a residence – in Schenectady in 1974. Since then, Living Resources has steadily expanded its programming to include clinical services, day habilitation, employment services, fine arts classes, hearing and interpreting services, after school programming, service coordination and, in 2005, the College Experience Program in collaboration with The College of Saint Rose.