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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Garbage Museum to celebrate 'America Recycles Day'

STRATFORD — The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority’s education centers at the Garbage Museum will celebrate America Recycles Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 20.

The event is open to the public.
It will feature "Time to Recycle," a recycled art show displaying pieces created by artist Michael Johnston of Bridgeport, according to a statement.
Johnston works with recycled electronics and other discarded materials to make what he calls "assemblage sculptures," the statement said. He said, also in the statement, "I have always been intrigued by the abstract idea of time, as well as timepieces in general."
He explores the "usefulness of the useless" by disassembling discarded computers, radios and other electronic devices and creating functional clock sculptures, the statement said.

"I want people to be overwhelmed with curiosity and intrigue for the art works, finding it difficult to walk by without stopping first," he said.
Johnston enjoys the challenges of using other people’s trash as a medium, the statement said. "With a collective effort focused on sustaining our planet, we can all contribute to the longevity of our resources," he said.
The "Time to Recycle" art show will run until Dec. 30.
Visitors to the Garbage Museum may join in Museum tours, create a wallpaper pencil holder made from recycled materials, watch movies and explore Museum exhibits that demonstrate how trash may be reduced, reused or recycled, the statement said.
The Garbage Museum features Trash-o-saurus, a one-ton dinosaur made from trash. Guests may take part in scavenger hunts and an all-time favorite activity, Trash Bash.
The CRRA Garbage Museum is located at 1410 Honeyspot Road Extension, Stratford. For more information, call 203-381-9571 or find the Garbage Museum on Facebook. Admission at the Garbage Museum in Stratford is $2 per person, free for children age 3 and younger.


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