recycled visual art by Nghi Vollmer
March 20 – April 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 20 from 6-9 pm
As a self-taught, recycled visual artist, Nghi Vollmer breathes new life to disposable paper materials to present Absolute Green, a marriage of creativity and sustainability. Vollmer’s brand of eco-art transforms discarded magazines, cardboard, and food packaging to express a love for nature through mosaic and collage techniques. Each composition has been assembled out of pieces of individually cut-out reclaimed, paper products mounted on canvases upcycled from paper-painted cardboard and foam board.
Her pieces express nature through bold and vibrant colors blended with various forms to capture a mood, a thought, a concept, or a moment in time. Through sustainable design, Vollmer creates a vibrant collection of representational images from recycled-byproduct that she hopes will inspire a green lifestyle in others.
“I hope my work, in some way, will serve as a bridge, connecting and communicating with audiences to generate a dialog that will raise environmental awareness as well as motivate individuals to reduce waste and live a greener life,” she said.
Absolute Green runs from March 20 – April 11. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 20 from 6-9PM. The evening’s festivities include light snacks and liquid refreshments. Art making in the Make and Take room is free on Third Fridays. This event is free and the public is warmly welcomed.
In addition to the opening of Absolute Green, this Third Friday introduces the Artist Spotlight exhibit at The Scrap Exchange. Each month, The Scrap Exchange, in conjunction with local art therapist Martha Dyer, features the work of an artist whose art tells a story of healing, survival and creative self -expression. The work is displayed on movable walls located inside the arts center. Artists featured on the Artist Spotlight receive 100% commission for sold work. This month’s exhibit will feature bluebird houses painted by artists from RSI-Life Options Artists Co-op with birdhouses provided by Supportive Persons for Residents in Need of Guardianship (SPRING). SPRING, Inc. is a 501(3)c nonprofit; each bluebird house has been built by the Eastern Bluebird Rescue Group.