Recycled materials turn to art with Earth Day donation in Utica

Artists in the past have been known to make pieces of art out of discarded, steel, copper and aluminum.

Posted: Apr 22, 2019 12:49 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Empire Recycling and Sculpture Space are continuing a long-standing Earth Day tradition.

Representatives from Sculpture Space were invited to pick and choose from various recycled materials and try to turn them into works of art.

Artists in the past have been known to make pieces of art out of discarded, steel, copper and aluminum.

This is one Earth Day tradition that both parties look forward to.

"We bring up to eight sculptors out to the recycling yard to pick recycled pieces for our charity art auction. There are some amazing things here, and they shine up and turn into some beautiful sculptures -- they really do,” said Tom Montan, executive director of Sculpture Space.

For those who are interested in seeing what the artists make out of the materials gathered Monday, their Earth Day collection will be on display for their charity art auction on September 28.

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