Lynwood Artists News:
Brian M. Williams - Education, Outreach and Conservation Coordinator - of the Dan River Basin Association, spoke to a few Lynwood Artists members on July 15th at Piedmont Arts. The topic was about the Basin's Smith River clean up project which is scheduled for August 21st, in Bassett's "Horseshoe" section of the river.
With the help of last year's 80 to 100 volunteers, Brain reported that they pulled out 13 1/2 tons of trash: plastic containers, beer cans, glass bottles, plastic bags, tires, car parts and frames, a tomb stone, appliances and much more. They were removed from the river and illegal dumps near the river and had to be hauled away to the county dump.
Brain extended an invitation to the Lynwood Artists to come out and help with the clean up efforts. He suggested that there may be plenty of items that artists could find and use in creating their art.
For more information on this important project contact Brian Williams at: #276-634-2592 or go to their website at www.danriver.org.
To help inspire you, here are a few links to sites featuring artists turning trash into art and profit: