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by Nicole Wines

img_4416On October 15, 2016, Raíces Cultural Center’s EcoCulture program presented a solo art exhibit and artist talk featuring the Eco-Art of Lisa Bagwell. The opening exhibit was a huge success, with over one hundred attendees visiting throughout the event, including one U.S. Congressman, and over thirty community members participating in the artist talk. All of the art on display was created out of 100% post-consumer recycled materials collected by the artist.

img_4407During the artist talk, Lisa spoke about the process of creating her artwork and her views on ecology, sustainability and the over-consumption prevalent in our society. After her talk, she spent about a half an hour answering questions from participants.

Raíces would like to thank the artist, all of the arts supporters and community members who attended, Ruthie’s Bagel Dish for opening their space to the arts, and MCCHC along with private donors for their financial support of this program.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Office of Culture and Heritage through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Note: If you didn’t make it to the opening you can still see the exhibit through mid-November, on display at Ruthie’s Bagel Dish, 68-70 Raritan Ave/Rt 27N, Highland Park, NJ, or check out the photo gallery from the exhibit and opening event below.


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