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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, July 11, 2013

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure! - Re-THINK Trash Art Exhibit

Re-THINK Trash Art Exhibit

The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center and The Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center are pleased to present the Re-THINK Trash Art Exhibit on Saturday - July 20th, 2013 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.


Guadalupe, CA – The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center and The Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center are pleased to present the Re-THINK Trash Art Exhibit on Saturday - July 20th, 2013 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. The Re-THINK Art Exhibit will have on display art made from recycled materials found in the Guadalupe-Nipomo dunes and local beach areas. An average of 14 billion pounds of garbage, mostly plastic, is poured into the ocean each year. The Dunes Center hopes to inspire visitors of the exhibit to think of trash in new and different ways and spread awareness of the harm trash is doing to our local beaches.

Starting at 1:00pm that Saturday the Dunes Center and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts and Education Center will be open for visitors to come see local artist’s trash art. These pieces have been put together through the creativity, imagination, and inspiration of local artists who have found trash and recycled it into something beautiful. Most of the pieces, such as paintings and sculptures, will also be available for purchase. Each piece will have a short description of where the pieces were found, what inspired the artist to create the piece and how it was put together. The Dunes Center will also provide drinks and snacks for viewers and a craft table for children to make their own trash art.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations, which help fund the Dunes Center, are greatly appreciated. The Dunes Center encourages those living out of the area to come see the beautiful art on display and to check out the surrounding area of Guadalupe. For additional information regarding the Re-THINK Trash Art Exhibit, please visit http://dunescenter.org or email admin@dunescenter.org.

General Information:

The Dunes Center is committed to restoration of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, recovery of threatened and endangered species, and providing quality visitor experiences of this unique and fragile ecosystem. To find out more about the conservation work being done by the Dunes Center, check out the Dunes Center website at www.dunescenter.org or contact the Dunes Center at admin@dunescenter.org.

Contact:

Arielle Richardson, Student Intern

Doug Jenzen, Executive Director

admin@dunescenter.org

1065 Guadalupe Street,

Guadalupe, CA 93434

Ph: 805.343.2455

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