Trash Show - Hawaii Artists Recycle (32nd Annual)
October 03, 2020 - October 30, 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm
Dates: Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 4:00pm To event remaining 29 days 32nd Annual Trash Art Show 2020 October 3rd - 30th Ira Ono, founder of “The Trash Show: Hawaii Artists Recycle,” will be returning to jury the 32nd anniversary of one of East Hawaii’s longest-running annual arts events. In addition to the show’s display of various Big Island trash art, Ono will be having a retrospective of his early wearable art, “The TrashFace Collection,” featuring work created from discarded, recycled materials. Ono’s roots in recycled art go back to his childhood in New York, when he used to scrounge “treasures” for his mom’s antique shop. He was already known for his own recycled art collages and “trash art” jewelry before he moved to the Big Island. He started the Trash Show in 1988 to give other island artists a showcase for original works made from recycled materials. And they responded, with everything from John Mydock’s fanciful insect sculptures, with wings made from old sunglasses lenses, to elaborate installation pieces made with beach flotsam. Many pieces have had strong messages about the environment, recycling and pollution. The show, Ono says, “reminds people that we’re living on an island with limited resources.” The exhibit proved so popular that Ono was invited to create similar shows on Maui and Oahu.