Next art show to get a little funky

By Grant Ingalls
Review Special Writer
Lake Orion Art Center and Waste Management are teaming up for metamorphoses in their annual Re-Create Recycled Art Show.
Art Director, Lorene Porter, explained why the show is collaborating with Waste Management.
“They have a remarkable recycling program and they support our efforts to engage artists in creating art of various materials in industrial or whichever items you can make. In regards to recycling or reusing material.”
To enter the contest artists must bring their artwork and registration form to the art center, located at 115 S. Anderson Street in Lake Orion, from June 8 to 10, between noon and 6 p.m.
The show opens on June 17 with a reception at the Orion Art Center from 6-8 p.m,, closing on July 15.
Artist’s can reclaim work on July 16 from noon to 3 p.m. and July 19 and 20 from noon to 6 p.m.
Several awards and prizes will be handed out. In the youth category of 12 and under there’s an individual first place award with a prize of $50, as well as a group prize of the same amount.
The teenage group of ages 13-19 has first, second and third place awards with a top prize of $75.
The last two categories are Best Use of Recycled Materials: Industrial and Household, and Adult Best of Theme: Metamorphosis. There will be first through third place awards and a top prize of $150.
There are a few rules of entry. All artwork must be original and created in the past three years.
They may be two of three dimensional works of art with the former being framed and mounted for hanging. Artwork must be either priced or marked NFS (not for sale) and Orion Art Center will collect a commission of 30 percent on all artwork sold during the exhibit.
To register bring or mail a check with the Registration Form to Orion Art Center. You can also email the Registration Form to info@orionartcenter.org. Fees are $10 for ages 19 and under, and $15 per piece or $40 for three entries for adults. Entry fees must be received to enter the show and can be paid by check or credit card via mail or phone.
The show has a bit of history, which is very appealing to local artists.
“The thing you should know is that there are a lot of artists who are excited and really like this show,” said Porter, who is looking for the youth to get involved in it.
“We hope very much that younger folks and kids still in school will submit art to the show.”
So see what old materials you have lying around the house and get creating.