Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 5-6:30 p.m.YS Arts Council Gallery
Sondy Kai, native Daytonian artist & environmental activist, leads a Gallery Chat followed by an Artist Demo focused on her creative work with rescued & re-purposed plastic trash.
YSAC’s Experience Saturday on December 8 (5-6:30pm) focuses on “Trash Fashion Art” with a slide show and demo led by Kai, followed by a brainstorming session for those interested in participating in a future trash fashion event. Sondy also invites you to stop by the YSAC Community Gallery from 1-4pm during the YS Holiday Fest (December 8) to create a festive ornament using “upcycled” plastic. And, decorate Yellow Springs by leaving your ornament in the holiday tree in front of Dino’s Cappuccinos.
Kai uses original "guerilla" crochet techniques coupled with specially crafted tools to create her "creatures" composed of post-consumer plastic trash. The result is singular, and environmentally-friendly. Join us in appreciating "green" art! Closing on December 9, Sondy’s “REINCARNATED: The NEW Forever Life of Plastic Trash” exhibit is a testament to her artistic ingenuity and commitment to raising environmental awareness. This playful and thought-provoking show should not be missed.
Kai’s current body of work was inspired ess that is unique to each individual. We can critique each other's work, if asked :), and perhaps come up with in 2009 when she noticed a particularly colorful chip bag with foil interior and thought, “I’ll save a few of these and make something….ya know….shiny and glitzy.” Hundreds of foil (and non-foil) bags later, she has become sequestered in plastic trash in a crazy, unplanned sort of way.
The Yellow Springs Arts Council's Experience Saturday series provides opportunities to share in the talents of our local artists. Join our FB Event or visit www.ysartscouncil.org for more details.B