The Roosevelt Art Gallery hosted its grand opening exhibition, "Re:Create: The Art of Upcycle" this past Saturday, January 30th, beginning a series of public exhibitions demonstrating the process of converting their antique building into a sustainable art gallery and performance space under the heading Project 3.0.
The event featured Upcycled artwork by Carlos Pons Paz, David Rothman, Joe Traina, Guillermo Perez, Micah and Jason Gallup, Blake Emory, and others, as well as live music by Pauly Crush, DJ Noi and J Marley, and a sneak peak at the Project 3.0 documentary. Upcycled artwork is made using otherwise disposable materials, such as the refashioned clothing of Tabatha Syn, the Gallup brothers reconstructed computer and stereo system, and the re-sewn purse dresses (yes, purse dresses) of John Steelman. Barely sliding into the Upcycled category was David Rothman, who staged his photographs with repurposed materials, but printed them in standard fashion.
Project 3.0 is documenting its greening in a series of short films and premiered the first segment at Re:Create on Saturday. The film featured interviews with the projects leaders, Rudy Arnauts, Bryan Roberts of Earthship Florida, and other Project 3.0 members. More than just an art gallery, The Roosevelt will also host workshops on sustainable living including foodscaping, upcycled art and music production, refashioned clothing design, and environmental technology for homes and businesses. The space is also available for rentals and sessions by appointment.
For more information about The Roosevelt, contact (813) 421-4802, or email: email@example.com
Photos by Katie Machol
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