Garden City Art Festival Artists & Re-purposing

15 Mar

Earlier this week, I posted about artists who take something ordinary, discarded or simply used for some other purpose and transform it into something entirely different. I mentioned the artist Joanne DeLomba and her whimsical re-purposed plates (click here to read the article and learn more about Joanne) It takes a special eye to look at a seashell or a piece of sea glass (which is beautiful on it’s own) and envision it composed in an entirely different, but artful way. Here is a sampling of artists that re-purpose or up-cycle in many splendid ways:

Garden City Arts Festival Artists

Garden City Arts Festival Artists

I love flea markets. Old, dented, battered, patinated and beglittered elements are just my kind of thing. Combining these possibly neglected elements into fresh designs is my dream come true. Access to vintage, new, unused, jewelry stock and interesting, purposeful objects allows for happy blending experiments. The emergence of fresh combinations from my hands and pliers allows me to fulfill my lifelong interest in gardening without killing any plants. In this way, recycled, repurposed, organic compositions and artistic intentions coincide. – Wendy Baker, jewelry artist

You can see all of these artists at the Garden City Art Festival on June 8th and 9th in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Melonie Massa, Mermaid’s Baubles

Joanne DeLomba

Wendy Baker

Annette Paull, WaterSpirits Jewelry

Margaret DeBruin, Upcycled Clothing for Children

Gary de Blois, Just Beachy Keen

Garden City Art Festival 2013

Garden City Art Festival 2013

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