Thursday, August 26, 2010

Recycle the Arts

I was at the Russell Industrial Center over the weekend. For those readers who aren't from the Detroit area, RIC is a huge (more than 1 million square feet) former auto parts factory parts factory that now provides studio space to roughly 150 artists and houses a multitude of other small businesses.

Recycle the Arts
Anyway, I was in the studios of one of those artists, when I saw the door at right.

Yes, someone has finally built an artist recycler!

And I'm so glad that they did.

If there's one thing that I simply cannot stand, it's the sight of artists being hauled off to a landfill. I'm fine with stockbrokers, lawyers, and BP executives going into a landfill - but, please - not the artists, too.

It just isn't right.

I'm not sure exactly how an artist recycler works. However, I'm fairly confident that it involves lots of coffee, a decent amount of cheap beer, and an NEA grant application.

2 comments:

The Words Crafter said...

Wonder if they have a teacher recycler?

FrankNemecek said...

LOL! If not, someone will have to build one.