Art at the Dump: Twenty Years of the Artist in Residence Program at Recology

POSTED BY: art_at_the_dump | Tue Jul 6th, 2010 7:31 p.m.

Wednesday, July 21 - Saturday, September 25 | Free
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Intersection 5M
925 Mission Street @ 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Recology, Intersection for the Arts, and Hub Bay Area are pleased to present the exhibition, Art at the Dump: Twenty Years of the Artist in Residence Program at Recology at Intersection 5M. This exhibition celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the art and education program at Recology San Francisco, a one-of-a-kind initiative that enables artists to work with materials taken directly from the city of San Francisco's waste stream, while teaching the public about recycling and resource conservation.

The Recology Artist in Residence Program was established in 1990 at the same time that curbside recycling was being implemented in San Francisco. Conceived by artist and activist Jo Hanson, it was the most innovative component of an outreach plan developed by the City and Recology San Francisco (then known as Sanitary Fill Company) to educate people about recycling. Now twenty years later, the Artist in Residence Program has grown to include an Environmental Learning Center, an extensive tour program, a three-acre sculpture garden, off-site exhibitions, and has been nationally recognized and awarded as the only program of its kind in the country.