A short documentary in sustainable Michigan Marimba Craftsmanship, featuring the music of Michigan artists and the work of Michigan luthier and marimba craftsman Matt Kazmierski. Watch the video on Vimeo.
Category Archives: Art
Read the full story at FastCoDesign.
As a supplement to recycling, Studio Swine has created a mobile foundry that makes art of aluminum cans.
Read the full story at ReadWrite.com.
Instagram is many things to many people—but if cat pics and selfie-fests are clogging up your feed, it might be time to refresh your following list. Instagram is an amazing way to stay connected to friends and family, but it’s also a great way to learn something entirely unexpected while you’re killing time at the bus stop. Happily, plenty of awesome scientific research teams, agencies and organizations have mastered the art of Instagram to do just that.
Sprinkle a few of these awesome Instagram accounts into your feed and you’ll probably even learn something while you’re at it.
View the pictures at The Guardian.
This gallery showcases an eclectic mix of posters that aim to provoke and persuade people to change their behaviour for a more sustainable future. In a recent blog, Adam Corner argues that real change comes from moral conviction, not clever advertising.
Can green marketing campaigns prove the catalyst for behaviour change or do they simply tinker around the edges? Is tinkering perhaps better than nothing at all? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Read the full story in the San Antonio Express-News.
She’s surrounded by a maze of cardboard boxes stuffed with a dizzying array of items. There are faded Christmas ornaments, old paint brushes, tarnished trophies, baggies of beads, upholstery swatches, wads of tulle, cookie tins, Formica samples, toilet paper rolls and empty glass jars. Then there are the random objects that defy immediate classification.
But where some might see an emergency trip to the city dump, Cantú sees the makings of art. About two years ago, the petite 34-year-old who teaches at the International Academy of Design & Technology launched spare parts (Cantú doesn’t capitalize the name), an organization that combines her dual passions for arts education and creative reuse. With the help of a network of volunteers, Cantú collects donations of recyclable materials throughout the year, then distributes them free to public school teachers around the city.
Get your upcycled and repurposed art and design published in Art Without Waste: 500 Upcycled and Earth-Friendly Designs by Patty K. Wongpakdee.
Art Without Waste is announcing a call for entries for all forward thinking visual communicators from around the world who are working with non-traditional materials and surfaces to create unique upcycled, recycled and green art and designs.
They are looking for designers, illustrators, artists, DIY enthusiasts who have harnessed their creative passion into the materials they manipulate, resulting in dynamic forms that encourage the viewer to perceive discarded items in an entirely new light. Winners will be published in a new showcase series on the Rockport Publisher’s list, which will feature 500 projects—similar to the 1000 series.
To participate: http://submissions.rockpaperink.com/art-without-waste/
Read the full post and watch the video at Ensia.
When faced with the challenge of sharing the latest climate change discoveries, scientists often rely on data graphics and technical illustrations. University of Minnesota undergrad Daniel Crawford came up with a completely different approach. He’s using his cello to communicate the latest climate science through music.
Read the full post from the Library As Incubator Project.
An art form that continually delights us at the Library as Incubator Project is that of book arts, particularly book sculptures. There’s something about this medium that, when done well, demonstrates a deep connection between the words and story of the book and the art piece that emerges from it. That connection is evident in the pieces by artist Jodi Harvey-Brown. Today Jodi tells us about her work and her relationship to libraries, and shares some of her marvelous book sculptures.