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Recycle, Reuse, CREATE: Recology Residency Program Art Opening Friday | SF Station – San Francisco’s City Guide

Alison Pebworth unveils a cabinet of wonder in "A San Francisco Wunderkammer"

Recology’s AIR program has been operating for over 15 years. Started by Jo Hanson, a former artist and educator, it’s hosted over 100 artists since then who have been given 24-hour access to its equipment and studio spaces – all with the hope that it would inspire others to become better at recycling.

Source: Recycle, Reuse, CREATE: Recology Residency Program Art Opening Friday | SF Station – San Francisco’s City Guide

Rebuilding Exchange • Rebuilding Exchange is hiring an Executive Director!

REBUILDING EXCHANGE IS HIRING AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR!

Elise Zelechowski, our current Executive Director will be stepping down later this month. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

The Rebuilding Exchange’s mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible to the public for reuse, promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, providing education and job training programs, and creating innovative models for sustainable reuse. www.rebuildingexchange.org Rebuilding Exchange is a non-profit social enterprise and a supporting organization of the Delta institute. Founded in 2008 to address a growing need for a market-based solution to address the high quantities of demolition waste entering our landfills, Rebuilding Exchange now has an annual budget of approximately $1.2 million, 90% of which is earned income.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Rebuilding Exchange Board of Directors, the executive director is responsible for the overall financial and operational performance of the Rebuilding Exchange and leads the Rebuilding Exchange in the fulfillment of its mission and revenue goals, with an eye towards constantly evolving the vision. The executive director provides leadership and management of the operations and strategic growth of the Rebuilding Exchange. This includes management and development of a highly competent team of managers, financial management, strategic partnership development, fundraising, public relations, brand management, and reporting.

For a full position description, please visit http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xNsFBPTdx32D/

The full announcement about the transition can be found here.

via Rebuilding Exchange • Rebuilding Exchange is hiring an Executive Director!.

From the junkyard to the garden: Artists reclaim materials for masterpieces – San Jose Mercury News

Artists create with found and recycled items

Beauty is in the eye of the guy picking through a pile of discarded concrete on the side of the road to extract several pieces of rebar. Or the woman scouring the beach for shards of glass, washed ashore from faraway lands.

Items that would appear to most of us as junk — destined for the landfill or recycle bin — are often collected by artists who see things differently.

Artists create with found and recycled items

They can see the potential of rusty wrenches for the bones of a fanciful robot. Or picture how a broken-down headboard will make a unique garden bench. They perceive that stacked ceramic tiles make a great pedestal, perhaps for a friendly gnome. And they can envision how old box springs can coil into new life as ornamental designs along a fence.

We recently met up with five artists in the Bay Area who create work from reclaimed materials, and who have this kind of art down to a science.

Read the whole article here:  From the junkyard to the garden: Artists reclaim materials for masterpieces – San Jose Mercury News.