Sat, Aug 12|
“Trash Artist” Harvest Ganong Hosts Asheville Art Show
One of a kind artist creates large scale portraits of music icons using recycled plastic materials.
Time & Location
Aug 12, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bottle Riot, 37 Paynes Way #009, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
About the Event
Bottle Riot is thrilled to announce our next art show featuring environmentally-focused “trash” artist, Harvest Ganong! A graduate of Western Carolina University in welding and sculpture, Harvest switched her focus from metal to plastics, recreating incredibly detailed collaged portraits of her favorite musical artists. Harvest shares a deep concern with us here at Bottle Riot for the environmental health of our local communities and the world at large. With this in mind, Bottle Riot has teamed up with RiverLink, a local nonprofit focused on conservation and vitality for the French Broad River and its crucial watersheds. We are happy to be donating 10% of our sales to their incredible cause.
In addition, we’re also hosting a one-day plastic drive. Clean out your closets and drawers to supply this amazing artist with new materials for her future endeavors! The artist respectfully asks for nothing clear and nothing bigger than the palm of your hand.
Join us on August 12th at 6 pm to sip from our wide selection of natural and sustainable wines, geeky imported beers, and of course, well-crafted cocktails all while meeting the talented artist, Harvest Ganong!
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Harvest Ganong, Trash Artist
About Harvest Ganong
Utilizing non-recyclable and single-use plastics as her medium, trash artist, Harvest Ganong, creates three-dimensional art that captivates and mesmerizes. Inspired by the amount of waste she experienced as a mom of two, she embarked on a new artistic journey with a mission to increase awareness of the environmental impact of throw-away plastics.
“I found myself disposing of product packaging, household items, and toys, at an astounding rate and knew there had to be a better option. I saw an opportunity to make an impact in my community and bring awareness to this global crisis through my creative outlet as an artist.
Plastic trash is a universal problem with only 10% recycled. It takes 500+ years for plastics to biodegrade and consequently we are left with more micro plastics in our oceans than there are stars in our galaxy. There are traces of plastic found in rain, our vegetables and even unborn babies. As an environmentalist and an artist, I chose my new artistic expression as a “Trash Artist” by using plastic trash to create art and generate attention towards this massive environmental problem.”