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MUZEO CELEBRATES 7th ANNUAL ECO ART CONTEST
TrashARTist Challenge and Green Expo celebrates making wonder out of waste
February 19, 2015 (Anaheim) — Students across Orange County are re-hashing trash in the form of treasured artwork for MUZEO’s seventh annual TrashARTist Challenge. Sponsored by the Disneyland Resort and designed with assistance from the Orange County Department of Education, the TrashARTist Challenge promotes upcycling, sustainability, conservation and creatively recycling trash to design of art. This year’s TrashARTist Challenge consists of art contest, complete with award ceremony, and a Green Expo on March 7 for the community.
Students can work individually or in groups and are categorized by grades: 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 to compete for 1st and 2nd place recognition, honorable mention, and the crowd favorite – People’s Choice award. The public is invited to view the projects and vote for the People’s Choice winner on March 7. Artists must complete an official entry form online by February 26. Contest rules and forms can be found at www.muzeo.org/trashartist.
On Saturday, March 7 MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center will host the TrashARTist Challenge and Green Expo from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will feature the following activities:
- MRFY the recycling robot will give an interactive learning adventure about recycling
- Trash for Teaching’s Ultimate Recycling Machine
- Gallery by Marco Miranda, featured professional trash artist
- Games and prizes
- Artist demonstrations
- TrashARTist Challenge awards will be presented to challenge winners and People’s Choice recipients
“It was incredible to see the pieces that were created by students last year. We had 44 entries and we hope to have even more this year,” said Dora Delgadillo, Solid Waste Programs Administrator at the City of Anaheim Department of Public Works. “The TrashARTist Challenge is a creative and fun way for students to learn about the importance of reuse and sustainability.”
All entries will remain on display in the main gallery at MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center through March 15. Hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday and admission will be free.
The 2015 TrashARTist Challenge is sponsored by Disneyland Resort, Orange County Department of Education, Anaheim Public Works, Brookfield Homes, Republic Services, Taylor Freezers, Turner Construction, Freeman, Bowlmor Anaheim, and Freeman. For more information, visit www.muzeo.org/trashartist or contact Ashli Christoval at 714-765-6458 or via email at email@example.com.
About MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center
MUZEO, which means “museum” in the international language of Esperanto, is a museum and urban cultural center with a focus on world-class traveling exhibitions and creative programming. The 25,000-square-foot MUZEO complex features a state-of the art gallery space that includes Anaheim’s original Carnegie Library, built in 1908.
The main gallery will reopen Saturday, April 18 with ticketed exhibit Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path, which will educate and raise environmental awareness by juxtaposing the fate of the now-extinct California grizzly bear with the future of the state’s mountain lion. Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path is sponsored by the City of Anaheim, Anaheim Public Utilities, Anaheim Public Works, Disneyland Resort and the Transportation Corridor Agencies.
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission for exhibits in the main gallery is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for ages 3–12, and free for children under 3. For group rates and membership information, call 714-956-8936.
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