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.


See Also


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.

• Contact reporter Jonathan Grass at 523-2276 or at jonathan.grass@juneauempire.com.

More

Burn smart, be safe with fire over Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in Alaska and with it the potential for increased wildfire activity, according to a press release... Read more

Chamber golf outing registration open

Success on the fairway could lead to a free trip to the runway at the third annual Juneau Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic.

Read more

Around the Web

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING