May 20, 2020

Virtual TrashedArt Contest Reception, Awards Ceremony

TRASHED ART CONTEST: From left, “Spectral Chamber,” “Sun,” “Two Fossil Forms,” and “Consumption Confusion” were featured in the TrashedArt 2019 Contest. Presented by the Mercer County Library System (MCLS), this year’s TrashedArt Contest was held virtually, with a reception and awards ceremony to be held Thursday, May 21 on the MCLS’ Facebook page.

Due to the continuing health and safety concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), the Mercer County Library System (MCLS) is closed until further notice. E-books, audiobooks, streaming media, and digital resources are still available 24/7 online.

In light of these events, the Library System’s TrashedArt 2020 Contest was held virtually through its website. The contest celebrated Earth Day by encouraging patrons to turn ordinary trash into extraordinary art.

The MCLS will host a Virtual TrashedArt Reception to honor the participants of the TrashedArt 2020 Virtual Contest on the MCLS’ Facebook page on Thursday, May 21, at 8 p.m. Winners will be announced in both adult and student categories. First, second, and third place winners will be determined based on the number of votes each piece received from those who voted on the MCLS’ website. Each winner will receive a certificate of achievement for the first-ever TrashedArt Virtual Contest.

The Virtual TrashedArt Reception is a great opportunity for artists to meet virtually and share stories about their artistic process, their inspirations, and their hopes for the future. It will also connect artists with those who love art in the Mercer County community.

Once the winners have been announced, TrashedArt 2020 Virtual Contest artists will have the opportunity to discuss with the public and fellow artists interesting topics like techniques used in plarning and origami.

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