#SXSWEco coming this week! Want to help #divert the trade show materials? Come help out!



SpinFish, Inc. is helping #SXSWEco go #ZeroWaste again this year!  SpinFish has helped SXSWEco divert materials that would normally end up in our local landfills.

Here are the SpinFish stats for diversion:
SXSWEco ~ 3,500+lbs
SXSW (main event) ~22,000+lbs
Sign-up to volunteer (you get best pick!) or come by for the super-cool leftovers!  Either way you will be helping #Austin get to our zero waste goal!


Volunteer a few hours & get great #swag from #SXSWEco trade show!

In the interest of #zerowaste and saving materials from our local landfills—SpinFish, Inc. is helping @SXSWEco divert their leftover #tradeshow materials!  Want to help?  Sign up for a volunteer spot and get the best pick of stuff!  The #SXSWEco conference is next week and we will be diverting materials on Tuesday 10/11 and Wednesday 10/12!  Come have fun and get great stuff!

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Art + Reuse? Best art ever! #PumpProject #MidnightRainbow


midnight rainbowPump Project Art
michael e. stephen

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 7-10 pm
Exhibition: October 1 – 30, 2016
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12-5pm or by appointment

From the gallery description:

Michael E. Stephen’s objects and arrangements, composed from appropriated and casted materials, conjure the complex visual experience of subcultures from the 1970s-1990s. Stephen’s selectively scavenged objects (an auctioned piece of the moon; VHS tapes from estate sales) are sourced for their ritualistic or cult potential, and at times transformed alchemically, to create new autonomous relics. Muted by nostalgia, these emblematic artifacts provoke a meditation on the objects’ latent symbolism and associative content. Stephen’s works seek an embodied connection with the past and construct an intimate archive of the VHS era. Stephen’s minimally aesthetic forms display his mystic reverence for psychotronic groupings, object oriented ontologies, and obsolescent territories.

Michael E. Stephen is an Austin, TX based artist working in the expanded fields of sculpture and video. He received his BFA in Sculpture at the University of Texas at Tyler in 2009 and his MFA in Sculpture/Studio Arts at the University of Oregon in 2013. His work has been exhibited in various national and international venues including Jan Brandt Gallery in Bloomington, IL; Box13 Art Space in Houston, TX; Scope Art in Miami, FL; Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts in Los Angeles, CA; Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR; C3:Initiative in Portland, OR; Peoria Art Guild in Peoria, IL; Kino Kino Center for Art and Film in Sandnes, Norway; LivinGallery in Lecce, Italy and currently has an upcoming solo show in Springfield, IL in late October.

#Plastic Planet | Art Exhibition— Calder Kamin— Do you know where your plastic is going? #WomenandTheirWork

Plastic Planet | Calder Kamin

Plastic Planet | Calder Kamin

There is a wonderfully, whimsical, animal-centric Plastic Planet Art Exhibition at Women and Their Work this next week—well worth the trip downtown.

From the exhibition description:

Plastic is everywhere. Just how omnipresent it has become animates Plastic Planet, the ambitious new exhibition created by multi media artist, Calder Kamin. Not only just a physical object that clutters roadsides and pollutes oceans, plastic has become incorporated into the bodies of all living things. Yet nature is resilient and we all adapt. At what price remains an important question Plastic Planet examines.

Kamin creates a whimsical menagerie of colorful animals made of plastic bags. The animals are playfully rendered yet that they are literally made of plastic suggests a more ominous reality.
More about Calder Kamin:

Born and raised in Austin, Calder Kamin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. She was a Studio Resident of the Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project, and received an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, a commission from the Missouri Bank Art Board, a Bread KC award, and the Ashoka Compassionate Grant. Kamin was the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s Art Truck Artist for the 2013-2014 school year and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Beach Museum of Art. She was one of 102 national artists to be selected for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s exhibition “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now”. Kamin was a mentor for the Teen Artist + Mentor Program at the Contemporary Austin in 2015. She currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. This project is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, the Texas Commission of the Arts, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.