Apr 11, 2014
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You can learn how to make jewelry out of bicycle inner tubes or create colorful mosaic trash cans at the Richmond Art Center on Saturday.

The second annual Upcycle is a free event where people of all ages can make art out of landfill-bound items. The event will take place Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is packed with activities:
– Sew bags & quilts from T-shirts with Fern Royce & Catherine Durand
– Create a colorful mosaic trash can with Daud Abdullah
– Use bicycle inner tubes to make jewelry with Holly Carter
– Experience the magic of fire and metal to fold-form 3-D objects with Ed Lay
– Craft a crazy, fantastical paper hat or crown with Kiki Rostad
– Assemble a cardboard sculpture with Lauren Ari
– Paint a cardboard masterpiece with Lisa di Prima
– Make amazing robots with the folks from California 4-H Foundation
– Weave a rag rugs from T-shirts with Susan Sterling
– Screen-print patches with Joyce Shon & Monica Gyulai
– Hop on and blend your own smoothie (by bike!) with Urban Tilth
– Peek into Greg Kloehn’s upcycled homeless houses
– Hear the unique sounds of the Crank Ensemble: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
– Tinker with Tom Nunn’s amazing Scatchboxes: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
– Don’t miss Tom Nunn’s Scatchbox Performance: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
-Ring the bells from Bridge Art Space: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

The Richmond Art Center is located at 2540 Barrett Ave.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.