Trash transformed. Urban waste and the imagination of artists intersect to create a large-scale exhibition intended to leave viewers awe struck and inspired. This juried group exhibition promoted recycling and resource conservation by encouraging the reuse of a variety of materials in new, different, and creative forms. The exhibition featured work by Lisa Barthelson, Peter Bradley Cohen, Thomas Deininger and over forty artists who work with reclaimed – recycled and repurposed – materials. The exhibition was designed to encourage visitors to engage with art, and the artists who create it, in unique and meaningful ways. Exhibitions materials included an interactive scavenger hunt (details below).

Reclaimed Trash Transformed
Peter Bradley Cohen Installation
Dave Bermingham
Gallery View
Gallery View
Bill Hecht

The “Reclaimed” opening reception invited visitors to Celebrate Earth Day by participating in an art scavenger hunt where they scrutinized collage, assemblage, sculpture and more in search of reclaimed objects. Artists were on hand to meet with visitors and explain their process and work.

Opening reception
Creative Reclaimed attire at the opening reception
Opening reception
Opening reception


Mosesian Center for the Arts, April 20 – July 07, 2017


Kimberly Thompson Panay (planning and curation)

Guest Juror

Molly Scannell: A_collage

Exhibiting Artists

Gwen Abele, Lisa Barthelson, Danielle Baudrand, John Belli, Nathan Bentley, Crystal Blanchflower, Janet Buck, James Buxton, Cathleen Cahill, Gloria Calderon-Saenz, Joe Carpineto, Keith Cerone, Hilary Christensen, Peter Cohen, Cynthia Cooper, Evan Daigle, Thomas Deininger, Lisa Fast, Sara Gately, Viktor Genel, Ronald Gonzalez, Nicole Gsell, Katie Lee Haley, Bill Hecht, Michael Hendrix, Jenn Houle, Ellen Kaspern, Elise Margolis, Megan Lea Mattax, Laura Osterweis, Todd Pattison, Etta Rosen, Jillian Schlake-Toson, Robert Smith, Gin Stone, Karen Strangfeld, Kim Triedman, Michael Tunk, Pamela Ward, Patricia White, Bruce Wood, Nick Wynekens, Mark Younkle, Harry Yu


Matt Jatkola