This fall, Clemson is hosting an innovative art show, lecture forum and film series called "Picture Green." This multidisciplinary event, to be held on October 16, works to incorporate media that appeal to a variety of interests and senses. The main event is the art show, which will feature pieces with a sustainability theme or made from recycled material. Students, as well as local artists, regardless of expertise, are encouraged to submit their work. The top award winner will receive a $100 prize and the top three artists will have the opportunity to present their work at a tangential show at the Clemson Arts Center. Participants can also opt to sell their pieces with a 10 percent commission.
In addition, sustainability-focused lectures will be presented by a variety of experts including an architect, landscape architect, sculptor, engineer, marketing professor and utility services representative. Concurrently, films such as "The Story of Stuff,
" "Affluenza" and "The End of Suburbia
" will be shown throughout the day.
Donors for the event are also theme-appropriate and include ReRides
, a company that operates to recycle used tires and inner tubes to make creative bags and gear. Also contributing is Oregon-based Resource Revival
, which makes crafty gifts from used bicycle parts -- they call their version of recycling "bicycycling."
With a remarkably creative exhibition, Picture Green's objective of "bringing Clemson faculty, staff, students and the community together to celebrate sustainability from multiple disciplines" looks to be a sure success.