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Turning Waste Metal, Plastics and Glass into Art

How do you do this? It’s made of what? Learn the answers to these questions and more at Kevin Christison’s special gallery walk & talk at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) exhibit on October 28 at 5:30.

The New FORBIDDEN’s studio works arise from an array of upcycled waste materials: PET plastics, glass, aluminum, paper, and natural fiber. The use of sustainable energy in the art-making processes is emphasized and underscored throughout the exhibition.

As the title The New FORBIDDEN suggests, this body of work investigates the ever-changing boundaries of what is deemed acceptable, or allowed, in society, and what is forbidden. Works address such topics as climate change, ethics, social acceptance, the concept of property, personal and communal boundaries, management of natural resources (including waste materials), and the use of sustainable energy. Surrounded by his exciting creations explore Christison’ creations and his inspirations.

Admission to this artist tour is free to the public. The museum’ regular hours are Friday-Monday 11-5.

These sponsors have made these exhibitions possible:

The Honeywell Charitable Fund, Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Printonyx, Browne’s Home Center, Harbor Rentals and friends of Christison.

SJIMA is located at 540 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA. For more information go the

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