Waste Not / Want Not, Opening April 18

Heart Magnets, Connie Molland

Most artists run to the craft store whenever they need supplies. But this spring, Flow Gallery in downtown Marshall invites creatives to skip the shops and head to the dumpster instead. Opening in April, Waste Not / Want Not aims to go a little beyond upcycling by asking artists to find items that appear to be landfill bound,” explains Connie Molland, a gallery partner and woodworker. According to Molland, gallery owners have hosted a variation of this show for about a decade. We like to play with the name and the concept to give our artists a chance to play,” she says. For her contribution, she has salvaged the wood offcuts from her handmade pie servers to create lovely contemporary hearts.” Outfitted with a magnet on the back, these curios add artisanal flair to fridges and filing cabinets. Meanwhile, gallery partner and quilting expert Kari Morton will use scraps from wool jackets and appliqué quilts to create dryer chicks.” These avians are essentially dryer balls — but way cuter. The chicks help separate clothes so the clothes dry faster with fewer wrinkles,” says Morton.

Waste Not / Want Not: April 18-May 25; Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 5:30-7:30pm

Flow Gallery14 South Main St., Marshall

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