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Artists use recycled materials to create art for special exhibit in Tallahassee

Posted at 12:21 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 06:49:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Local, regional and national artists create pieces from recycled material for the Recycled Beauty art exhibit in Tallahassee.

All of these art pieces are created using recycled materials.

Lana Shuttleworth is a nationally known artist and said 75% of our waste is recyclable but only 30% of that is recycled so it's important for her to reuse materials.

"It's always been important to me. I wouldn't call myself an art activist. I would instead say that I'm conscientious and I would hope that all people become conscientious when it comes to the waste that they create," said Lana Shuttleworth.

The Recycled Beauty exhibit is highlighting pieces created from lottery tickets, old maps, and more.

Sustainable Tallahassee has its own display about living a greener life.

The exhibit opens at LeMoyne Arts on April 14 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a special opening reception.

The reception is free for LeMoyne Arts members but $5 for non-members.