Upcyclers, craftspeople and artists who repurposed items from this year’s Rummage in the Ramp through the Rummage ReDux program will be showcasing their items on America Recycles Day. The event, scheduled Sunday, Nov. 15 from 2 to 4 pm at the East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE, is designed to help promote upcycling, reusing materials, and repairing items to give them a new life.

Artists who were selected to participate in the inaugural Rummage ReDux effort will also have other work on display at the event, some of which will be available for sale. For a sneak peek of some of the items, visit www.facebook.com/events/1506591896334042/.

Artists include Kumi Morris, who upcycled a small metal cart into a showpiece for a turntable and albums and refinished a metal and wooden barstool; John Demory, who turned an old coffee table into an etched-glass chess table; and Amy Smith Pasley, who reupholstered an arm chair to bring it back to life. The fourth artist, Jo Myers-Walker, used Rummage Redux as a lifeskills teaching opportunity. In a collaborative project with Four Oaks and the “Achieving Maximum Potential” program (AMP), Myers-Walker worked with students to repurpose items to create models of their future dream homes.  Each student added his or her house to the AMP village. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Jordan, City of Iowa City Recycling Coordinator, at 319-887-6160 or jennifer-jordan@iowa-city.org.

Date of publication

Wednesday, November 04, 2015