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Used bottles, T-shirts and shoes? One person's trash is another's art

September 30, 2011

Who says bottles and old magazines have to go straight to the recycling bin?

The Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter will be hosting a "Recycled Art Exhibit" on Saturday, at the Ararat Center. Over the last four months, members have been collecting bottles, old sneakers, books, magazines and T-shirts and turned them into works of art.

They go on display during an exhibit that is open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, according to announcement from the nonprofit that mostly serves Armenian American youth with sports and after-school programming.

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More than 200 people have been involved in the effort, including "shredding, cutting, dying, painting of materials that people would normally toss into the trash" for the art displays, according to the nonprofit.

The event will take place in the chapter's gymnasium on 3347 N. San Fernando Rd. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10, and some of the artwork will be available for purchase.

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

Photo: Students check progress on recycling efforts. Credit: File photo

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