Sunday, July 30, 2006

Art-Made-From-Trash Exhibit at Hammond, IN Rest Stop

So if any of you happen to be passing by the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, right off of I-94, you have to stop and check out the Lake County Solid Waste Management District's temporary exhibit, From Trash to Treasure.

There's a ton of cool stuff, all of which was destined for the junkyard but was salvaged and made into art -- A vertical tractor, a quilt made of vintage band/concert T-shirts, a giant fish made of CDs, jewelry made of silverware, etc. The ♥G♥ and I stopped there on the way to Michigan, and we liked it a lot. (They also have something kind of like Chicago's Cows on Parade, called the County Seats Project.) Anyhow, this thing had material from artists such as those you can find here, here, and here. Good place to stop to stretch and walk around for a few minutes once you get through the bullshit traffic on I-94. (Amazing... every single time I take that route, there's at least an hour of sitting in traffic on the Illinois side, but as soon as you pass over the Indiana border, you're free and clear.)


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