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The Art Of Recycling
The Metrolina Recycling Center turns into an art museum during November, showcasing the art of recycling.

Mecklenburg County's Metrolina Recycling Center is turning into an art museum during November, showcasing the art of recycling.

The exhibit will feature work from national recognized sculptor David Edgar, who fishes neighborhood recycling bins for plastic bottles. From this material, the Charlotte resident has created "Creatures from the Plastiquarium™," an exhibit evoking images of tropical fish.

Edgar's work will be on display at the Metrolina Recycling Center, 1007 Amble Drive in Charlotte. It will kick off with a free public opening November 14, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., and will remain open through November 30.

* * * To view the exhibit, patrons should call the Metrolina Recycling Center at 704-598-8595 to make an appointment.

During the past three years, Edgar's work has been exhibited in dozens of venues across twenty states. Edgar also conducts workshops using recycled plastics in local classrooms, as well as museums and art centers around the country.

The Metrolina Recycling Center is the sorting and processing facility for all recyclables collected from homes, schools and businesses in Mecklenburg County. For more information on recycling in Mecklenburg County, visit www.wipeoutwaste.com .




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