Saturday, December 7, 2013
4:00 - 9:00 pm
An afternoon and evening with the reDiscover Center
"Children learn the most important things not by being told but by constructing knowledge for themselves in interaction with the physical world." – Elizabeth Jones, Author "The Play's the Thing"
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” – Thomas Alva Edison
reDiscover Center is a non-profit organization that works with youth, adults, educators and communities to foster creativity in education through the arts while encouraging and actively supporting environmental sustainability. Using everyday discards donated by local businesses as a launching pad, reDiscover offers a range of hands-on educational programs and workshops in which items destined for our landfills become reused and “rediscovered” in new, creative ways.
Since its founding in 2004, reDiscover Center has worked with over 24,000 people at its Culver City-based studio/warehouse and in schools and communities across Los Angeles County. Their goal is threefold: to provide youth with new ways to access environmental education through arts-based learning; to assist educators in fostering the innovative thinking necessary for youth to lead and thrive in the 21st century; and, to be a community catalyst for sustainability and the preservation of our planet’s limited resources.
Their current strategic plan includes the future development of an exciting full-service facility, dedicated to empowering the reDiscover Center to fulfill our mission at a larger scale.
reDiscover promotes resource conservation, creativity,
and community engagement through material reuse.
reDiscover recycles everyday discards donated by business
and gives them new purpose as hands-on learning materials.
reDiscover is a community art center, reuse warehouse, gallery and event space.
4-6 pm. "Live art" created by children from across Los Angeles
Screening at 6:15 in the EarthWE screening room
Previously unseen footage from "Landfill Hamonic", a documentary film
about Paraguayan children who have created musical instruments
from landfill junk and formed an amazing orchestra.
"Landfill Harmonic" is actively raising money to bring the orchestra to the United States.
And in the EarthWE gallery
The mixed media artwork of Melissa Washington. One hundred 9" square ceramic tiles on display.
Also on display will be amazing headdresses Missy has done for Elizaveta.
These headdresses have been crafted using many pieces of reused material including used coffee filters.
Will further include children and artists that have worked with the ReDiscover Center throughout the years.
Mary Beth Trautwein, director of ReDiscover,
and Missy Washington.
And at 7:15 an intimate musical performance by:
As always, EarthWE@Bergamot Station events are FREE
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2525 Michigan Avenue, Space D5
Santa Monica, CA 90405 US