Friends of Recycling donates $2K to Canvas

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery just received a helping hand. The nonprofit organization Friends of Recycling has donated $2,000 to help with supplies for art that employs reusable materials.

Canvas program assistant Sarah Newsham said the gift will go a long way in getting the students going on more recycled art projects like mosaics, glassware and gift bags.

Friends of Recycling President Margot Knuth said the nonprofit had a surplus of funds from its supporters and felt this would be a good way to assist in the therapeutic studio’s recycled art projects.

“We’ve tried to show there is a market for these commodities,” she said.

Newsham said the donation was part of “Family Junk Day” where families observed the gallery in action with a wide variety of projects. She aid a similar recycled art event is planned for January. She said music will be a big part of this next one.

Knuth said Friends of Recycling’s next wish is to work on generating sustainable curbside recycling.

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